July 20, 2017

Parents using Uber, Lyft to drive unaccompanied kids around town

Happy kids, adorable girl with her brother sitting together in modern car locked with safety belts
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When she is not busy running a Mexican restaurant in Denver, Tara (who asked to have her identity concealed for privacy) is a single mother and unpaid taxi driver for her three teens.

“I’ve been a chauffeur for a very, very long time,” she said with a smile. “Practice, Parkour, soccer, karate, school. Yeah, that’s all you do — is drive your kids around. That’s the name of the game. ”

But one person can’t be everywhere, she said, which is when she first started using Lyft.

“It’s like the new thing. Everybody is doing it,” she said.

For Lyft and Uber drivers like Missy Collins, driving kids is  […]

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