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People using Uber instead of 911 and ambulance. Why?

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SmittenKitten
2096 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

What's the world coming to?

"A recent (yet to be peer-reviewed) study found that, after Uber enters new markets, the rates of ambulance rides typically go down, meaning fewer people call professionals in favor of the cheaper option. "

"I was torn between whether to call 911 or continue to the ER, but ... I figured I’d get there quicker than an ambulance."

Link: Passengers Who Call Uber Instead Of An Ambulance Put Drivers At Risk

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    MilanoMinis
    168 Rider
     4 years ago

    The answer is easy.  Uber911.  Anyone can call it and the bill goes to the insurance company.

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      B-girlAnderson11
      82
       4 years ago

      LOL.  Umm, wait.  That's genius.  

      Seriously...   shouldn't that be a thing?   and they should make the request so that it cannot be ignored or caneled by a nearby Uber driver. 

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    Peterthebull
    140
     4 years ago

    It's all fun and games until someone dies in an Uber on the way to the hospital.

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      SpikeSparkle
      161 Rider
       4 years ago

      Can you imagine a cleanup fee on a bloody mess you may leave?

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    srider78
    92
     4 years ago

    This isn't anything to do with convenience or availability of the car. It isn't even about getting to the hospital faster.  It's all about HOW EXPENSIVE AMBULANCES ARE!!!!   

    I paid $1600 for an ambulance once for a 20 minute ride.  and that's after the insurance. Total bullcrap.  I followed my wife in my car the whole time and I got there only 2 minutes after her.  Here's an article for a dude who paid $2700. (link)

    Uber is now disrupting the ambulance business which is a total scam!

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    eForceX77
    113
     4 years ago

    The problem is AFTER the pick up.  You don't want your Uber getting stuck in traffic.

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      TravTravTravis
      170
       4 years ago

      Once all the cars are autonomous, every robotaxi should have an emergency mode with sirens and all.  How cool would that be?!