HopSkipDrive is a ride service specifically for children age 6+ or those that might need a little extra care. Other ride service companies like Uber and Lyft are not insured to carry passengers under 18 years of age. In fact, their terms of service (your legal contract with them) specifically prohibits the use of their services by children. By contrast, every HopSkipDrive CareDriver undergoes a rigorous 15-point certification process, including fingerprinting, before they can get behind the wheel with a child. All drivers are required to be over the age of 23, have at least 5 years of caregiving experience, clean background checks, clean driving records, and a car that passes inspection and is no older than 10 years. We meet each driver, as well and have unique insurance specifically designed for driving kids.