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As a ride share driver, what is your worst nightmare?

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4081 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

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Being wrongly accused and not having proof to the contrary. With dashcam and two other hidden cameras and five audio pickups, I hope to have that resolved.

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    momof4
    8056 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    A passenger over dosing or having a medical emergency while in my car.  If Doing CPR or whatever to save them fails and they die anyway I would feel awful.

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      CWalcutt75
      252 Driver
       1 year ago

      Great, you just gave me a new fear. 

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        momof4
        8056 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        Lol. Never thought about that particular thing happening until few nights ago. Thankfully it didnt happen while on ride it was a young girl in her own car. I was done driving for the night. It turned out well but was definately headed into an emergency situation or worse. If you want details check out Heroin epidemic. Should drivers carry narcan? in the forum. Would like it if you would leave your opinion on the situation posed. Looking to hear how other drivers feel. If you get time check it out. Thsnks 

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      jillifitz
      1 Driver
       1 year ago

      This one, right here! I carry packages of crackers for people to munch on (I'm all about the 5 stars) But I NEVER carry the peanut butter ones. I'm worried someone will go into anaphalactic (sp?) shock in the back of my car and I'll have to rush them to the hospital!

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        RobinH74
        32 Driver
         4 months ago

        So proud of you for attempting to spell it. :) I have no idea either and I won't even try.

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    momof4
    8056 Rider Driver
     3 months ago

    Uber and Lyft cutting the rates again!! Losing Surge completely. Becoming an employee. 

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      Uberserge
      1126 Rider Driver
       3 months ago

      All on its way, especially the first two.

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        MattC
        44 Rider Driver
         3 months ago

        We know thats coming.

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    bankscc87
    2
     5 months ago

    Loosing my life trying to make an honest buck. This Uber shyt is getting outrageous and they are becoming a greedy ass blood sucking company. Too many bodies on their hands already.

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      DimSumUng
      126
       4 months ago

      That escalated quickly.  Losing life is a nightmare in any situation, no?

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        bankscc87
        2
         4 months ago

        Really???... tell that to ones who have already lost theirs you insensitive unrealistic genius. Oh you can’t their dead. And yeah that was my worst nightmare answer still stands. Should be yours too because that is the worst that could happen. Can’t come back from that.

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          DimSumUng
          126
           4 months ago

          I was trying to agree with you. Dying sucks  

          Just pointing out that dying isn’t specific to rideshare driving. That’s all 

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      joeyj
      425 Driver Rider
       5 months ago

      Right on.

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    Ghollingsworth
    51 Rider
     1 year ago

    I'm not a rideshare driver. However I have had to refute on two occasions wrongful claims against drivers by other fellow riders. It's scary what a drunken entitled rider can do when intoxicated.

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    RobinH74
    32 Driver
     4 months ago

    What about driving someone to a parking garage and months later you get sued because the girl committed suicide?  Oh, wait...

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    PookiePoo
    20 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Assault, rape, harrassment...things that men NEVER worry about.

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      Ghollingsworth
      51 Rider
       1 year ago

      Wrong on all counts!

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      ChrisNorway1
      56
       1 year ago

      I can’t tell if you are being sarcastic or not. 

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        wraiththe
        194 Driver
         1 year ago

        You are so wrong... men on men happens... happened.

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    sally
    83 Driver
     1 year ago

    Knife coming around the backseat on my throat, when I picture this I start driving a little faster...

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    drowningecstasy
    37
     1 year ago

    After reading some of the other comments involving death, I guess those would be bigger nightmares but the first thing that came to my mind was puke in the vents lol. I dont mind puke but in the vents scares me...

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      momof4
      8056 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Puke running down the window into door jam is also no fun. Although there is the black rubber that prevents most things from going down into the door puke isnt one of them. Had a rider few months back that decided if she rolled window down and puked it would all hit the road. Guess she never heard the song by Jim Croche Dont Mess Around with Jim or the saying "Dont Spit In The Wind". Needless to say it splatter all over the outside of the car and down into the door. I was able to pull most of the chunks out with my long tweezers I use to feed my water dragon. Lets just say poor Max wont eat off them anymore. She doesn't like chunky puke on her crickets and worms. I will say they were a Godsend as it saved me from having to pull door panel off.

      RIDERS

      1. If you must puke tell your driver to pull over. 

      2. Your driver may carry puke bags ask for one. 

      3. Oh and dont puke out the window while car is in motion. 

      4. Dont drink so much.

      You can save yourself 200.00 an...

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      Puke running down the window into door jam is also no fun. Although there is the black rubber that prevents most things from going down into the door puke isnt one of them. Had a rider few months back that decided if she rolled window down and puked it would all hit the road. Guess she never heard the song by Jim Croche Dont Mess Around with Jim or the saying "Dont Spit In The Wind". Needless to say it splatter all over the outside of the car and down into the door. I was able to pull most of the chunks out with my long tweezers I use to feed my water dragon. Lets just say poor Max wont eat off them anymore. She doesn't like chunky puke on her crickets and worms. I will say they were a Godsend as it saved me from having to pull door panel off.

      RIDERS

      1. If you must puke tell your driver to pull over. 

      2. Your driver may carry puke bags ask for one. 

      3. Oh and dont puke out the window while car is in motion. 

      4. Dont drink so much.

      You can save yourself 200.00 and embarrassment of it being posted all over Social Media (although I wouldnt do it and dont agree with it. Some drivers feel the need to do it)

      It will also save your driver a lot of money, time, and aggravation

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    EjiEzeEze
    321 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    I live and drIve in constant fear about lots of things. 

    - Wrongfully accuses of attacking or harassing my female or underaged passengers.

    - Driving over a child...or anyone for that matter. 

    - Getting into an accident and being blamed and enduring a long court case, while I am not able to drive  

    - On a second thought, really wrongfully being accused of anything. 

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      momof4
      8056 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Why are you driving underage female passengers?

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        zepakpersonal
        3
         1 year ago

        Logic dictates that if he didn't assault the first few then he could have possibly assualted this one. *shrugs* I mean I guess its good to be proactive in your defence given the heightened parania but maybe he should roll with the I dont pick up ANY underage pax EVER. But hey I'm just a troll that drives around people.

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          CWalcutt75
          252 Driver
           1 year ago

          The problem is that we can’t always tell and we don’t wanna be in the business of checking every person’s ID  

          It’s not like I’m trying to drive underage people. 

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          EjiEzeEze
          321 Rider Driver
           1 year ago

          I'd love to roll as never picking up underage passengers EVER, but I highly suspect I have been driving them. If they have an Uber account, they are supposed to be 18. None of my business...right?

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        EjiEzeEze
        321 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        It's not like I am trying to drive underage people. They just ignore the rules and use Uber anyways. Sure, I guess I can be checking people's IDs but that's easier said than done. If the passenger is always on the car, that'd be the easiest way to get a negative rating.

        I don't mean to use ignorance (of not kwowing the age) as an excuse, but how can I be at fault if it's those people breaking the rules and not me.

        What's Uber's stance on this anyways?  I am thining nothing.

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          PookiePoo
          20 Rider Driver
           1 year ago

          Think about how it looks in a court of law if you are in an accident with a minor. Their parents will sue you and if you have a home, they will own it by the time they are done. From a liability standpoint, you put yourself at risk.

          What happens if some 16 year old girl gets in the car and lies to her parents that the Uber driver touched her?  There is no way I would play dumb to underage drivers. Their parents would not think twice about suing you if something happened. 

          You have to protect yourself. No judge would ever accept the statement, “Well, how was I supposed to know she was under 18!”

          A $5/$10 fare is not worth being held guilty when it comes to minors. 

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        alisonjgp
        106
         1 year ago

        Yep. This.

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    SidA-1
    29 Driver
     1 year ago

    Being thrown up on my back.

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      BenRosen
      71 Driver
       2 months ago

      Sadly that has happened to many of us

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    dubaiairport
    Driver
     4 months ago

    We are one of the best Dubai airport transfer firm . recently we had an fatal accident and was like an nightmare . but all gone well after some time

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    DougH
    208 Driver
     10 months ago

    Hitting a pedestrian or being in a serious car accident

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    DougH
    208 Driver
     10 months ago

    Hitting a pedestrian or being involved in any serious car accident.