When I lived at home, it didn’t matter that I didn’t drive. I had my parents, and my older brother, who could offer me a lift whenever there was someplace outside of walking distance that I needed to go. But, after I moved out, I started having transportation issues. It was less convenient for them to come pick me up to then go to my destination, so often times my family would be too busy to assist. Thankfully the rise in popularity of apps where one can find a driver in the area has helped me immensely. I was happy to find that my city has a great deal of people working as drivers, so I’m able to get a lift when needed at almost any time. And the rides are fantastic! There are minimum quality requirements for the vehicles, so you know you’re getting a ride with certain standards. I’m particularly pleased with the fact that all vehicles are required to have a functioning AC. Riding in a car without air conditioning can be rather uncomfortable, and I personally don’t enjoy leaving a car window open as an air conditioning alternative due to the smell of exhaust and other things on the road. But, thanks to the requirements drivers must meet to work through the companies which utilize these apps, I can rest assured knowing whatever ride I get will have a nice AC. Some drivers are more strict on how they actually use their AC, while others I’ve ridden with give their passengers full control over the air conditioning, but I have yet to get a ride which violates this policy and has no air conditioner whatsoever, which I’m thankful for. I haven’t had a horror story yet like I’ve see with any of my rides, and I hope it stays that way!