A Few More Things that Uber is not Telling You

You can be fired at any time for absolutely no reason. Forbes contributor Ellen Huet noted that the contracts Uber has drivers sign allow it to simply cut them off at any time. The company doesn’t even have to tell drivers why they were cut off and left without income. Uber can do this because its drivers are independent contractors, not employees.

“Motor City” has America’s Most Expensive Auto Insurance

That means the average resident of Detroit pays 130% more for car insurance than a driver in the next most expensive region, New York City. New Yorkers paid 36% more than the national average. It also means that a Detroit resident pays 208% more than a person in Charlotte, N.C., which has the nation’s cheapest car insurance. People in Charlotte pay 43% less than the national average.