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After dropping off the passenger, can the Uber driver keep driving without completing the ride? ...in order "to run up the meter?"

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bBerman81
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 Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

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This is my follw up question to 

https://ride.guru/lounge/p/can-a-uber-driver-start-the-trip-without-the-passenger-in-the-car-and-take-an-imaginary-passenger-for-a-ride-to-make-money

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    mboscorelli
    253 Rider
     1 year ago

    See?  This is the great thing about Uber and why it has been so successful.  It provides safety for users by monitoring the transactions and identifying all parties involved.  They also enforce accountability amongst drivers and riders alike. 

    Taxi drivers used to run up meters and run other techniques to take advantage of customers.  Not with Uber.  If you try to spin the tires in the snow or try to take the pax out on a drive, they will be found out!

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      SmittenKitten
      2002 Rider
       1 year ago

      I love it how in the midst of a billion scandals, you mention how uber thwarts scams.  No, I am not disagreeing with you.  I guess I am saying no one sees Uber as a "safe" company or players being accountable.

      Speaks volumes to how horrible of a job they did with PR, and even billions of dollars couldn't save it.  The bad boy culture really did a lot of damage there.

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    lguirch
    79 Driver
     1 year ago

    Occasionally what happens, is if a driver dropped you off and it happens to be an areas with poor reception, passenger already existed. Though the driver is frantically trying to end the trip in the app, so he can start getting new pings, the reception does not allow him to do so, so the driver tries to move away from the bad reception area while still trying to end the trip he keeps driving and trying until it finally allows ot end. this may appear that the driver is intentionally trying to get extra out of the trip, but it is not always the case.

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    bBerman81
    OP 268 Rider
     1 year ago

    Why are you guys giving drivers weird ideas.  

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      Norm22
      53 Rider Driver
       1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

      You can't get away with this one, the passenger app will show the points you were picked up / dropped off. So if they are not correct Uber will credit your account. It is the same as putting the destination 5 miles away and asking to be dropped much farther away. Some passengers thought in the beginning this would make for a discounted fare. Uber just adds the time and mileage driven regardless of what route was originally entered and charges accordingly.