#WhyIDrive: Bonita

Driver-partners are using the Uber platform in many ways, from earning a full-time income to supplementing their salaries at other jobs. There are over 400,000 active driver partners in the United States, and they’ve earned over $3.5 billion so far this year. 50% of drivers in the U.S. drive fewer than 10 hours per week and nearly 90% say they drive with Uber to be their own boss and set their own schedule.

In a city that boasts more than 100 diverse neighborhoods, Uber driver-partners have created more possibilities for riders to discover Los Angeles in a reliable, affordable way. Whether it’s getting someone home safely from a concert downtown to a meet-up with friends on the other side of the 405 — Uber partners are there.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing several driver-partners who signed up to drive to support their music careers, grow their businesses, and have the flexibility to attend school full-time.

First, meet Bonita, a Hawthorne mom to a 13-year-old football star, who signed up to drive to gain the freedom of car ownership and spend more time with her family.

If you see Bonita on the road, make sure to ask her about her favorite memories growing up near Hollywood. You might be lucky enough to get one of her personal sightseeing tours.

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Our driver-partners are as unique as our sprawling city, driving full-time and part-time, on weekends and weekdays. Join them and drive toward your own goal today.

Want more of these stories? Get to know drivers Jose, a full-time Marine Biology student, and Paige, a singer-songwriter getting to know LA. 

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