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How do I know if the Uber driver is who he says he is?

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GeorgeCCromwell
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 Posted 4 years, 10 months ago

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    wraiththe
    203 Driver
     3 months ago

    In a world where it is getting more and more dangerous to drive for Uber... I wish they extended the same rules for passengers.  Passengers are allowed to use aliases and there are no pics they have to verify to verify their identity.   Still, they can order rides for others, which causes a lot of confusion...

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Please, no.  Quickly verifying the drivers license plate number and the picture on the Uber app is more than enough. 

    The average rider looks at the front license plate, then they walk around to look at the back license plate, then back around to look at the front again.  Guess what... NOTHING CHANGED except that you're wasting the drivers time and pushing him/her to frustration and ride cancellation.  If you're lucky and they do put up with your ridiculous antics, hopefully you won't have pissed them off enough for them to destroy your rider rating.

    If you're that paranoid, please just ride the bus.

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    wraiththe
    203 Driver
     4 years ago

    It would be helpful if the PAX had to have their picture as well and that they are who they are before allowing them in my vehicle.

    It would be nice to know the pax could be traced if I wind up in a ditch with a bullet in my brain... or held accountable for sexual harrasment or assault.

    It really is not fair that they can just put in a picture of a cat or a letter.  Dangerous actually.

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      ScoobyDooFan
      Driver
       1 year ago

      You should carry a pistol while driving like most Uber drivers do. 

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    CaptainOlimar
    186
     4 years ago

    Can we add a piece on Uber Beacon?  Do they still use that anymore?

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      ippei
      1202 Rider Driver Guru
       4 years ago

      Good call.  I will add to my answer.

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    cContino77
    153
     4 years ago

    I've only driven a few times (but yes I am a real driver!) and this has never been triggered for me.  Never seen it.

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      ippei
      1202 Rider Driver Guru
       4 years ago

      It's periodical and also released in certain markets and countries.

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    JonJStevenson
    99
     4 years ago

    Is this for real?  That screenshot actually tells the driver to pull over. How funny.

    What a crappy day it would be if your app didnt' let you drive because the face-detection failed?  

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     4 years ago

     if I see Mr or Mrs Inspector Clouseau outside my car I immediately cancel a ride I have no time to waste

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      hazardoush3art
       1 year ago

      The app litterally tells the rider to verify their ride why would you get upset at that? And yes I'm also an Uber driver