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Does crime play a role in your day to day driving itinerary?

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fpressly
4059 Rider Driver
 Posted 7 months ago

We've all had it happen. You get pinged to a rough part of town. You pick up two riders with sunglasses, hoodies, baggy pants and ballcaps. Before the end of the block I hear the app tone for a route change and a scheduled stop. We don't stop at a "place", we stop on the corner at the intersection of two streets. Before it's over with, we've stopped at six places and stayed no longer than it took to walk in and walk out. By now you've figured out they are not delivering free lunches to the needy. Given the anonymity of Uber vehicles (without livery) your vehicle is an ideal tool for criminals. They can take a different chauffeured vehicle every time they venture out and by the time anyone is wise (quick 5-6 stops over 20 minutes) and you are done. Or how about taking ladies of the night to and from their rendezvous. Has crime invaded your space without your consent? Thanks for your upvote.

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    DrJill
    Driver
     1 week ago

    This is the main reason that I only drive the morning rush hours and lunch time.  I stay away of the potential crime issues and driving barfing drunks that way.


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    Wes
    1281 Rider Driver
     7 months ago

    Sure, I've had "ladies of the evening" quite a few times and quite a few "dancers"...  every one of them I found to be profoundly nice people and overall very professional in their approach to life in general.

    I've also had what i suspected were drug runs etc...  but only on one occasion did I ever feel a little concerned, and that was when I took a person to a crack house to try and bring someone out of the house and take them home.  I had to park on the street in a very sketchy area and I could see the eyes peaking out the windows of homes trying to figure out who I was.  And my car (black explorer) looks a lot like the local cop cars, so i'm sure it was particiuarly unsettling to them as well.  I was also concerned about what kind of shape the passenger we were supposed to pick up was going to be in and I obviously didn't want to assume any responsbility for them, or their condition.  However as it worked out, the person refused to come to my car, and the original passenger had me take him back home.

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    LG-PA
    730 Driver
     7 months ago

    Yup, had a lady of the night (I just put two and two together based on her phone conversation with her next potential client) that I drove to her home base during the day once.

    Once had some shady carachters in the car, who 1 minute before destination decided to light up a cigaret, got 2 stars from me. Passenger rating drops = smart drivers will pas up on them in the future. On Uber I see the passenger rating at fare request time and after acceptance. On Lyft, however it is only visible during the ping stage (so I am training my eyes to look at the bottom of the screen as to what the passenegre is rated so I decide whether to agree to a ride). Strangely though I can't see passenegre rating after I accept the request on Lyft.

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    HerbMercedez
     5 months ago

    well, let's be real. robotaxis will put us all out of business.

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      HerbMercedez
       5 months ago

      sorry, wrong thread. not sure what happened here. i dont know how to delete on this forum.

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    rodneytrop
     7 months ago

    I've been lucky to never have any crime or suspected crime during my runs. Closest I got was a guy who couldn't stop sweating over his gambling addiction. He swore he could mke money (even though he was bankrupt) and said he would spend hundreds on scratch offs a day - but hey, once he won like 1k of it back... lol