To answer your question, bad for drivers, good for riders.
What makes driving ‘worth it’ for a lot of drivers was the surges. The surges are one of the few things that put ridesharing in our favor. NOW, why go for such an expensive ride, especially when you know you can either wait out the surge or ‘fib’ on your location then call the driver and say ‘hey, I’m actually in this location’ (and rookie drivers will pick them up not knowing they’ve been cheated, and I doubt uber will fix it)
Only cases where people who won’t mind spending that extra dough
- they have no choice; their phone is going to die soon
- money isn’t an issue (which is statistically speaking 1% of Americans)
Why spend extra money when you don’t have to?