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Passengers. What circumstances would you give a one-star rating to an Uber or Lyft driver?

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BGraft89
614 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

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This is a question for the passengers.  Have you ever given a one-star rating?  If so why?

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    JustSchmidt
    86 Rider
     1 year ago

    There are real douche drivers out there for sure.  Most are good.  then there are the bad apples.  I usually give five as a default. Gave out a few 4 stars when I saw subpar service (this is out of 100s BTW).   but yes, I have given one-star to one that was just absolutely malicious.  

    Name calling, and made a comment about how I should go back to my country. I told him to pull over and I just got out of the car.  I didn't care where I was.  I try to see the good in people.  I thought about how may be he was having a bad day.   bad nope on this one.

    Reported it to Uber.  I got the fare back, but I have no idea if Uber took any other action.

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      ChazKillington
      38
       8 months ago

      The good news is that after multiple of these, the driver will eventually be deactivated. Every driver has a bad day once in a while but repeat offenders? It'll catch up to them and they will be weeded out.

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        JustSchmidt
        86 Rider
         8 months ago

        With such high turnover among the drivers, there will always be new douches

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    ScarySamantha
    53
     10 months ago

    An automatic one-star would be if the driver couldn't do ONE thing he is supposed to do. Get me to my destination and safely. 

    All my Uber trip has successfully gotten me to the destination, but I would assume this isn't always the case. Say in an accident or the driver getting pulled over.  or run out of gas or break-down on the way.

    Automatic 1-star.

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      Bigfrank
      426 Rider Driver Driver
       8 months ago

      One star if the car broke down ? You need a colonic and a dose of common sense. 

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        ScarySamantha
        53
         8 months ago

        While I have empathy for the driver, but you wouldn’t expect that to be a 5-star ride, would you?

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          Bigfrank
          426 Rider Driver Driver
           8 months ago

          It would be polite not to rate the driver  due to no fault issue .  Cars break, tires go flat, accident s may happen , a driver falls ill  and etc. 

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            ScarySamantha
            53
             8 months ago

            You know what. I do see your point. As long as there’s no neglect in maintaining their vehicle, I agree I shouldn’t blame the driver. 

            There was a thread elsewhere about the car running out of gas. What about that. 

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              LG-PA
              811 Driver
               8 months ago

              There was a thread on having to gas up, not necesarily running out of gas. I actually had to gas up with a passenger just this past week. I still had 60 miles worth of gas in the car when was dropping off a passenger in the airport when Lyft added another passenger to the que (without any information as to whether it was going to be a long ride or not. I took the ride and when passenger got in learned the ride was over 70 miles long (nto very typical) but it was what it was, so I informed the passenger that we will need to make a short pit stop, no issued there. Just a nature of the best.

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              Bigfrank
              426 Rider Driver Driver
               8 months ago

              Running out of gas = stupid driver

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      434 Driver Driver
       8 months ago

      Running out of gas is pretty bad for sure.  Accidents totally understandable. 

      Then there are things outside of their control.  Like flat tires, road closures, feeling ill, you not knowing the address.  I may understand your frustrations but please don't take it out on them.

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    NewGirlStein
    23
     1 year ago

    There are two instances I wanted to give one-star ratings, but neither time I could, because I wasnt' the passenger. 

    Once was when the dude never showed up at my door, but kept telling me he was on his way.   Then after like 15 minutes, he texts me and says his car is broken down so I should cancel the ride. What the hell.  I am not an expert on how the cancellation charges would be applied, but I felt it was his way of making me pay the fee.   I could never rate him though.

    The other was when I was in NY Midtown.  I was waiting for my Uber, and this Black driver kept harassing me to get on his car.  I knew it wasn't my car.  I started to ignore him, but when he realized he isn't getting me on this car, he peeled off almost clipping me and my suitcase.  I tried to report him to Uber, but I didn't have his license plate, and apparently there are millions of Uber Black drivers in Manhattan. 

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      amcbeth
      339 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      NewGirl,

      Since you had nothing to do with his car problems, He should have canceled the ride with no charge to you. That would be what I would do. 

      If you were charged, then Email Uber and explain what happened.

      I have no doubts that they will refund the charge.

      Their motto seems to be "The driver is always wrong". In this case he was.

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      JimHemlock
      140 Rider
       8 months ago

      The drivers definitely take advantage of this.  Customers cannot rate them until a ride is complete, meaning that if the trip never starts or a ride is cancelled, they cannot be rated.

      So they can employ every trick in the book and they will get away with it. This is a huge problem Uber really needs to address.

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    KitteryMe
    30
     1 year ago

    One time the driver literally couldn't get me there.  The GPS got us to two road closures, and he just gave up on me. Now, I don't necessarily blame the driver for having issues, but the fact that he gave up and told me to get off was just too much.

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      amcbeth
      339 Rider Driver
       1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

      KitterMe (Some how,I think this should be KidderMe.)

      It was a streak of bad luck for the driver. I don't see why he would give up if you didn't.

      I would have tried another GPS. (I have another phone.)

      Perhaps that may have worked. You could also use your phone.

      In any case he should have got you within walking distance of your destination.

      The driver should be aware that the GPS will always try to get you back to the same blocked road.

      Even if the GPS is unaware of a blocked road, there are usually detour signs to follow.

      This is an occassion where two brains are better than one.

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        KitteryMe
        30
         1 year ago

        It was at an Amtrak station where the GPS kept taking us to the back of station on the other side of the tracks. It's at Westwood Station in suburbs of Boston.  It looks like there used to be a road before the rails were laid down, so the tracks go right through it. We arrived at that dead end once, and then he tried to navigate around it but the GPS continued to take us back there. (I think it was Waze actually.)

        I saw the driver in exasperation and when he pulled up to it for the second time, I could tell he wanted me out and tried to climb the back of the platform. So I did. With a suitcase. Bleh. 

        Look, I can even pull up a map.https://goo.gl/maps/MudVXXUywxF2

        PS. Kittery, ME is where I am from! :)

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          amcbeth
          339 Rider Driver
           1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

          Using your map, I used directions  from Tighe & Bond on University Avenue to the train station.

          It shows that you have to go down Blue Hill drive. About half way down their is a small entrance that a car could go into a parking lot. From that point it looks like you have to walk the rest of the way.

          I wish I could put in the link but this damn editor won't let me. (or I don't know how ..please.share)

          Anyway put in Tighe & Bond directions to the station and you'll see what I mean. 

          I'm glad I wasn't the driver, I would have had  to carry you and your luggage.

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    BrianTheScrewDriver
    434 Driver Driver
     8 months ago

    One-star ratings, I'd like to hope are only given out for extreme circumstances.

    Other posters have said "just get me there" but I feel as long as the driver tried his best, he still doesn't deserve a one-star. There are circumstances outside of their control. As long as their intent was good and they tried to do their best, please don't give them one-star ratings just because of spite.

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    NewGirlStein
    23
     1 year ago

    racist ones.

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    AngieKM169
    107 Rider
     1 year ago

    never have.  I hear that's super cruel.

    i guess I've been lucky with all my rides?

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      DonutDrivers
      240 Driver Driver
       1 year ago

      SUPER cruel.  Think about it.  We work off of an average.  1 star requires brings it way down and will require a bunch to bring it back up.

      If you get 1-star, then get four rides with 5-star, that's still 4.2.  Remember...we are in the no-no zone for having 4.6 or below.

      If you get a 1-star rating, it will take like....a million 5-stars to get it back up.   umm, can someone do the math?

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        EllaOfCinder
        203 Rider
         1 year ago

        9.  Nine 5-star ratings after a 1-star rating will bring you back up to 4.6.

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          DonutDrivers
          240 Driver Driver
           8 months ago

          Is that right?  It takes that many?

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          RedANT
          1072 Rider Driver
           1 year ago

          Uber requires minimum 4.66, and Lyft requires 4.8.  Either way, you're still screwed.

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      DFosterG11
      187
       1 year ago

      I haven't either.  I have given a three-star.  The guy was not only super late, tried to make me cancel (which I refused), but was very rude.

      As a rule of thumb, I never blame the driver for things outside of his control.  Say getting to me late because of traffic, construction or weather.    If the car breaks down, it sucks but that ain't his fault either.