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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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275 Rider
 Posted 6 years, 1 month ago

This is my follw up question to 


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    250 Rider
     6 years 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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      2098 Rider
       6 years 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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     2 years ago

    This happened to me and Uber will not refund me. Trip was 10 minutes and the driver kept it running for over 4 hours and I was forced to pay the bill. Support staff claim it's my fault so won't refund me. Been an Uber user for almost 10 years and that will be the last ride I take.

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    80 Driver
     5 years 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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    OP 275 Rider
     6 years ago

    Why are you guys giving drivers weird ideas.  

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      53 Rider Driver
       5 years ago  (edited 5 years 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.