My uber driver in nyc was pulled over and it turned out he didn't have a valid drivers license. I ended up being late for a meeting at my office. Should i expect or ask uber for some type of compensation for putting me in that situation?
My uber driver in nyc was pulled over and it turned out he didn't have a val ...
The Guru Take
You should report the incident to Uber. Refund possible. Not sure about compensation
Your driver has broken various rules including State law, TLC regulations, and Uber terms. I hope you were able to end your trip and pick up another Uber. It wouldn't have been safe for you to keep riding with the same driver.
You should submit a complaint to Uber. They need to be aware of this incident and look into this matter. Perhaps it was simply the driver forgetting his driver's license at home...or it could have been a driver who was driving under someone else's Uber account. Believe it or not, this happens frequently, where people who do not qualify to drive attempt to drive using other people's vehicles and Uber apps.
Taking rides from these unlicensed or unregistered drivers is dangerous. They have not gone through the background checks around driving and criminal records, they may not have adequate insurance coverage, and they can be total strangers with no accountability.
Below is the link you can submit your complaint. Make sure to explain exactly what happened, and in my opinion, you should get a refund for your trip: https://help.uber.com/h/595d429d-21e4-4c75-b422-72affa33c5c8