There’s a Ride Share Service for Kids Called ‘Hopskipdrive’
The HopSkipDrive app is made for children grades K-12, and it was created by three moms.
It works similar to Uber and Lyft, but this app gives busy working parents and caregivers a chance to make sure their children get to their destination safe and on time.
Drivers go through a comprehensive background check and must have five years experience working with children. Caregivers must also sign the child in or out and give the child a password.
According to the webpage hopskipdrive.com, drivers must also have no criminal record, be age 23 or older, own or lease a vehicle not more than 10 years old seating 4-7 passengers, conduct an in-person meeting with a member of the HopSkipDrive team, and adopt all the HopSkipRules.
HopSkipDrive’s rules are Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Respectful. This includes, staying in your seat with your seatbelt on, sitting in the backseat if under the age of 13, no eating or drinking during a HopSkipDrive ride, no distracting the driver, and when you get to your destination, going directly to where you’re supposed to be.
There are more safety tips, such as: Only get into the car if you see the HopSkipDrive decal, the driver is wearing orange HopSkipDrive apparel, and the driver confirms your password with you. Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, tell your driver and parents right away.
HopSkipDrive app has a rating of 4- 4.5 out of 5 on Facebook and Yelp in the Los Angelas area.