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Uber, Lyft Drivers Weigh Risk of Safety Against Paycheck

March 6, 2020, 8:03 PM

Many Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. drivers have seen a bump in business from the spreading coronavirus, but they’re also weighing the risks of staying safe versus continuing to earn a paycheck.

A study to be published Friday shows that more than half of ride-hailing drivers said they were now “very concerned” about reduced earnings as a result of the virus and 41% said they’ve modified their driving strategy as a result. These changes include reducing hours, refusing airport rides and halting driving entirely.

The survey of 871 drivers in the U.S. from March 1 to March 4 compared ...