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Simple steps to make driving for Uber or Lyft more profitable

ridesharing

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace dynamic considerably.  Once upon a time, it was common for employees to drive to an office, sit in their cubicles and at least try to look busy until 5 pm.  Today, millions of Americans have made the adjustments to work remotely or independently.

One of the easiest ways to work independently is through ridesharing.  This could be in the form of Lyft or Uber, Door Dash, or Postmates.  Let’s be honest, while independence has its advantages there are without question challenges that must be successfully navigated.

An undefined schedule.  A fixed schedule for many can increase productivity and consistency but this is not always possible when ridesharing or delivering food.  Being adaptable and flexible can help to overcome this challenge.  However, at times there can be pressure to push your limits and drive when getting tired.  Drowsy driving is nearly as dangerous as driving under the influence.  Being modest, or even taking reasonable time to rest while reducing the risks and dangers.

Insurance rates.  Most auto insurance providers base rates on usage, driving history, and the value of the vehicle being insured.  Make no mistake, if you are using your vehicle to deliver food or transport passengers, you will need specific endorsements to properly insure yourself.  Simply not telling them will not benefit you should there be an incident.

 

Driving History.  No one is perfect.  But the more moving violations or accidents one has on their driving record will without question affect the cost of their insurance premiums, and in some cases disqualify them from ridesharing altogether.

 

How NHSA can help:

Our online auto insurance discount courses are designed to meet state required curriculum to qualify for an insurance reduction.  Depending on your state and insurance company a few hours spent online taking the course is well worth the savings on your policy premiums.

Our basic driver safety courses or ticket dismissal courses are designed to meet state requirements to remove points from a driver’s license.  This too can keep your insurance rates as low as possible and prevent an increase should you receive a violation.

At NHSA, our goal is to provide online driver education courses that equip all drivers with what they need to be safe drivers.  Whether you are a teen seeking a learner’s permit, or an adult driver seeking a basic driver safety course, check us out online to see what courses are available in your state!

Helping New Teen Drivers in the 2022-2023 School Year

Helping New Teen Drivers in the 2022-2023 School Year

 Teen driver

The beginning of the school year means thousands of new teenage drivers will take the road for the first time.  Data compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) indicates that more children are born from July-October which also confirms why there are spikes in new drivers around those months as more are turning the legal age to drive.

There is also an alarming correlation to the age of teens that are injured or killed in an auto accident in their first year behind the wheel.  The CDC also reports that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens.  Experts agree that getting the proper driver education is vital to assisting teen drivers to be safe.

Here are some details on two of our specialized online driver education courses:

One of our most popular courses is our Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed + Permit Test.  This state-approved course goes far beyond the minimum curriculum requirements.  First-time drivers under the age of 18 are required to complete a 32- hour driver education course to apply for a Texas Learner Permit and Driver License.  Our course can be taken 100% online and you can take the permit test as part of the course without needing to go to the DPS.  The Parent Taught Course is an excellent setting to create open communication and a relaxed setting for parents to impart valuable driver insights provided in the course.  There is also an option to upgrade the course to include an additional 4 courses to be taken during the first year of driving to further imbed safe driving practices.

Another popular course is our Florida Combo Course which includes the state-required Traffic Law Course as well as the Substance Abuse Education Course.  Through dynamic quizzes, interactive learning modules, and videos, these courses are sure to educate and prepare teenage drivers to be safe behind the wheel and to be aware of the most common challenges and difficulties for new drivers.

At NHSA, our goal is to provide online driver education courses that equip all drivers with what they need to be safe drivers.  Whether you are a teen seeking a learner’s permit, or an adult driver seeking a basic driver safety course, check us out online to see what courses are available in your state!