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What is the law on when you can send your kid in a ride-sharing service?

June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
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By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Who wants to drive my kids to their activities? Not Uber or Lyft. 

A New Orleans rap artist known as GameOva Reedy was recently arrested for not what you're thinking.  

She called a Lyft to take her son to school.  

It seems kinda responsible of her, until you learn she didn't accompany him, and her son is five. And she just put him in a cab with a stranger, who luckily, took him to the police. But anyone who has kids knows that among the worst parts of parenting is figuring out how to get a kid from here to there, particularly if you're working.  

What is the law on when you can send your kid in a ride-sharing service? There is no specific law on car-sharing for minors, although other laws that prohibit parents from just leaving an unaccompanied young child with a stranger would apply.

Both Uber and Lyft have policies that prohibit picking up minors unless they're accompanied by an adult. 

That said, there are specialty ride-share services with insurance and background checks you can see on rideguru.com and search services for children so it's not game ova for you.