This is my follw up question to
After dropping off the passenger, can the Uber driver keep driving without completing the ride? ...in order "to run up the meter?"
The Guru Take
Yes, technically the driver can do that.
Upon arriving at the destination, the driver is supposed to swipe right to complete a ride. This completes the ride, and closes out the transaction.
So you are saying the driver doesn't complete it? Well, technically, if the passenger doesn't notice, the driver could keep driving and earn a larger fare.
- No, the ride does NOT have to be completed at the specified destination.
- No, the ride does NOT automatically complete upon getting to the destination.
Needless to say, if you are a passenger, you should pay attention and make sure the driver completes the ride. You can either watch him complete on his or her app, OR you can take a look at your Uber app. (If the trip wasn't completed you will see it still in progress and be able to see the car on a GPS map.)
While they may technically be able to do it, no drivers would do this because they will get a very low rating, most likely a 1-star, and since Uber and passengers both have access to what happened, including GPS records, the fare will be reversed and funds be credited back anyways.