As I have previously posted, I gave up driving and sold my car because of no feeling in my right foot due to Peripheral Neuropathy making going back and forth from brake to accelerator difficult and dangerous. This morning I used UBER for the first time to go to my 11AM doctors appointment. I went to the entrance of my apartment and got out my I Phone, hit the app for UBER & put in the address of where I wanted to go. My phone showed that there were eight drivers available that were close to me. The first responder was DWIGHT. The phone showed his face and car including license number of the car and that he could pick me up in four minutes, which he did I found out that Uber drivers and their vehicles are thoroughly vetted before being able to represent UBER. The car and driver were just fine as was the 15 minute ride. Uber does not charge for the length of time like a taxi, but on distance traveled. I saw my doctor for my appointment and using my cell once again got a different driver and car going back to my apartment. I saw his picture and car as well and this guys name was Frank. The cost to go was $7.00 USD and the same on my returning home. TOTAL COST for this UBER experiment was $14.00 USD. Public Transportation for all the different places that I frequent and want to go is not practical or convenient. Not having to fight traffic, find a parking place or feed a parking meter is really nice. I plan to use Uber again tomorrow to take me to a movie that I want to see. Needless to say, the local Yellow Cab operation is not happy about Uber but that's their problem. Hooray for the Free Enterprise System & thank you Uber. The cost was immediately charged to my Visa Credit Card as soon as I arrived at my destination. Ain't Hi Tech wonderful? http:www.thoughtsandtravels.blogspot.com I've seen the commercials for Uber as well as job opportunities that are available. This is a service I would like to try once I'm not driving anymore. Thank you for sharing your experience @Ren Tanner.