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Will never take a NY trip again. Ever! Few questions in comments if anyone knows the answers. Would appreciate it:)

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momof4
8100 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

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I try to avoid NY trips. I can usually tell on Uber by the amount of time as its a 45+ min Long Trip. Lyft is more difficult as I wont make rider wait for me to get there, swipe arrived, see its NY and cancel. So occassionaly I get stuck going. Never again!!! I took a trip this morning that should've been an in & out JFK trip as it was only 430am. I hate NY drivers they are the worst. Drivers make their own rules, are rude, will not cut you a break ever, and beep because they are frustrated. Even though there is nowhere to go. Ended up in an accident. Rider was all ready dropped off and I was offline as I cannot pick up in NY being an out of state driver. My car sustain minimal damage that touch up paint can fix although not really noticeable. Other drivers car not a (Lyft or Uber driver) has some scratches and small dent. After he hit me had he stopped dont think there would've been more than a dent but I think it took him a few seconds to realize what happened. My questions to drivers are:

1.) Rumored that Lyft and Uber deactivate you if you were in an accident. Although I dont need to report this accident to them. As I said I was offline but I know Insurance Company's do share. Has anyone here been deactivated for minor accident?

2.) I know when they do my next background check and driving record they will find out but that isnt until May/June 2020. Does anyone know if Uber and Lyft would even find out? I did post this question to the Ask a Lawyer Forum here on ride guru.

3.) Random question. I thought when you get in an accident you are supposed to share your info with the other driver? This driver gave me nothing. I did take pics of cars, I have his l...

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I try to avoid NY trips. I can usually tell on Uber by the amount of time as its a 45+ min Long Trip. Lyft is more difficult as I wont make rider wait for me to get there, swipe arrived, see its NY and cancel. So occassionaly I get stuck going. Never again!!! I took a trip this morning that should've been an in & out JFK trip as it was only 430am. I hate NY drivers they are the worst. Drivers make their own rules, are rude, will not cut you a break ever, and beep because they are frustrated. Even though there is nowhere to go. Ended up in an accident. Rider was all ready dropped off and I was offline as I cannot pick up in NY being an out of state driver. My car sustain minimal damage that touch up paint can fix although not really noticeable. Other drivers car not a (Lyft or Uber driver) has some scratches and small dent. After he hit me had he stopped dont think there would've been more than a dent but I think it took him a few seconds to realize what happened. My questions to drivers are:

1.) Rumored that Lyft and Uber deactivate you if you were in an accident. Although I dont need to report this accident to them. As I said I was offline but I know Insurance Company's do share. Has anyone here been deactivated for minor accident?

2.) I know when they do my next background check and driving record they will find out but that isnt until May/June 2020. Does anyone know if Uber and Lyft would even find out? I did post this question to the Ask a Lawyer Forum here on ride guru.

3.) Random question. I thought when you get in an accident you are supposed to share your info with the other driver? This driver gave me nothing. I did take pics of cars, I have his license plate number, & make & model of car. I gave him all my info. When police got there the cop yelled at me (not in a bad way) as to why I gave him any info. He claimed I didnt have to. Its been awhile since I got in an accident but I am positive thats what we are supposed to do in PA. Is this a NY thing? 

So frustrating. I've been driving a car for 32 yrs. I have had one speeding ticket no other moving violations. I had one accident that was my fault back in 2010. A fender bender, I was doing under 5 mph. The damage to our cars was so low that my Insurance didnt even increase (less than $1200.00 for both cars). I've never experienced such rude and hazardous driving as I see in NY. No wonder why PA drivers are asked if we drive in NJ or NY when we get Insurance. If we said we drove there 4/5X per week our Insurance would be so much more. Thankfully the other driver was nice. First thing he asked was I was ok? Then apologized.  


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    bett
    27 Rider
     1 week ago

    Yes, you are always supposed to exchange info but perhaps the "Proper" way to do so is to have the cop be the middle man. Last time I got in an accident I waiting in my car till the cop got there as the gentlemen who hit me was throwing stuff and acting all crazy. The cops took my information and the other guys information and filed something then gave me the information i needed to call the insurance.

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    sally
    97 Driver
     1 week ago

    so sorry to hear this, accidents are the worse. To my knowledge Uber won't deactivate you for an accident especially since it wasn't your fault. I would still report this to insurance and give your full side of the story, your deductible shouldnt go up since it wasn't your fault and the whole thing was so minor. 

    And yes, I always thought you were supposed to share your info too.

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    cheesehead
    518 Driver Rider
     1 week ago

    Who's fault do you think it was? If your were not at fault them I can't imagine Uber deactivating you for it. If you were then I don't know but probably not for something so minor.

    Always exchange info with the other driver. At the very least you should get name, address, insurance company (ideally policy number too), license plate, drivers license number/state, and make/model of car.

    If the damage is minimal maybe you can work out something with the driver to avoid getting insurance involved.

    I don't know whether background check will reveal this or not.

    All this is really hard to remember in the heat of the moment. Accidents suck. I'm sure everything will be fine for you.