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Teens headed to homecoming say Uber driver told them to get out due to age [AJC.com]

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ippei
1202 Driver Rider Guru
 Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

This is sure to stir up some discussions with strong voices from both ends.

"Teenagers in Gwinnett County say they were on the way to their homecoming dance when an Uber driver found out they were 16 years old — and made them get out of the car.

The four teens were essentially stranded at a busy intersection, near the corner of Grayson Highway and Hillside Drive in Grayson, according to Channel 2 Action News. Uber’s rules do not allow people under 18 to ride without an adult with them, but the students’ parents told the news station that the driver made the wrong decision by making them get out.

"“They could've gotten robbed. They could’ve gotten kidnapped,” said Lucille Robinson, a parent of one of the students.

Another parent picked up the teens and took them to the dance at Grayson High School."

https://www.ajc.com/news/teens-headed-homecoming-say-uber-driver-told-them-get-out-due-age/eGR6afiIkPPRnGRMojHVSN/

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    KellyVogel
    17
     2 years ago

    Are these parents truly saying that their children are safer in a car with a stranger than they are on the street in the town where they live?

    Why couldn’t the parents drive their own kids to Homecoming? Were they already too drunk to drive?

    I get people trying to use Lyft/Uber as a child delivery service all the time. Not to mention these kids all want to pile 7 people in the backseat of my Ford Focus!

    Parents need to follow through on parenting. I am not a babysitter or an au pair. While there is a background check on drivers, do you want you precious son or daughter in the car with a sex criminal who hasn’t been caught yet?



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      joeyj
      423 Driver Rider
       2 years ago

      Seriously. Those parents are insane.

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    RedANT
    1069 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    Uber isn't to blame, the parents are.  People need to take responsibility for their own kids safety and drive them rather than pawn that responsibility off to Uber for $10.

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    joeyj
    423 Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Shame on those parents. Use your heads.

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    LG-PA
    810 Driver
     2 years ago

    Many parents do not know about age of riders, had a lady this weekend who was shocked to learn her 14 year olds are not permitted in Uber to be shuttles to practices.

    rideshare companies need to do more to educate riders like they do to drivers with service animal policies 

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    JWileySmith
    148 Rider
     2 years ago

    These parents are complete idiots.  They were the irresponsible ones who didn't drive the kids or prepare a ride for them.  They broke the rules.

    Now, they are up and arms about this poor driver.  These are the type of people who can't accepte that sometimes it's their fault. 

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    kias_revenge
    133 Rider
     2 years ago

    I can see both sides of the argument but as a driver I would never drop a passenger off in a dangerous place. This guy was put in a tough spot for sure but he should have driven on to a safer place.

    This is where he dropped them off. There is nothing there, what were these kids supposed to do?

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    Bigfrank
    440 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Can you see what is coming next ?  The parents are doing the poor victim game to extract cash from king uber to hide the fact that one adult be present in the vehicle. As for the driver you should have asked their age before starting the trip and it was a mistake for you to dump them in a unsafe location. Since they were not a threat you should have completed the trip to avoid the stress that's headed your way.

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    AsStibelDude
    654 Driver
     2 years ago

    THIS IS MESSED UP.  The man did what he was supposed to do.  It's his license and liability on the line!