Jockeys for hire ... casual carpooling for money

From the NYT Jakarta Journal - Finding a Detour to Earn a Living in Indonesian Traffic Jams

JAKARTA, Indonesia — When this city of epic traffic jams started carpooling a while back, it inadvertently gave birth to an entirely new profession: jockey.

For less than a dollar, car owners hire one or two jockeys to gain access to stretches of the city’s “3 in 1,” high-occupancy lanes. The jockey is essentially an extra passenger who helps commuters circumvent carpooling rules, making the ride into central Jakarta slightly less slow. ...

The difference between this and casual carpooling/instant carpooling/slugging is that here the passengers get paid (and may otherwise not travel ... though that is not clear if the jockey is a full-time or just a side job).

David Levinson

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