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Will Uber pay the ticket violation? Like traffic tickets and citations

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Anonymous
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 Posted 11 months, 1 week ago

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    bernacer89
     1 month ago

    What if a traffic violation  or driving offense  was caused by a passenger not wearing a seat belt? It's not like the cops can charge the passenger for that... Us drivers have no control over Ubers passengers actions. 

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      JonJStevenson
       1 month ago

      There was a Guru discussion on this before. 

      Do drivers have to enforce seat belt use to the passengers?

      Basically, it says you are right. While there is a level of responsibility to assure safety, drivers do not seem to be responsible for passengers wearing seat belts.


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        ChrisWeston
        Rider
         1 month ago

        Doesn't it depend on the state law?

        Plus, in many states, you don't have to wear seatbelts in the backseat anyways, right?

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    T-RabitDriven
    193 Driver
     11 months ago

    If Uber doesn't follow laws on their own, why shoud we?  LOL.

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    dShaperoMDM
     11 months ago

    This policy makes sense if the driver is strictly an independent contractor, but what if they are deemed as an employee like in California?

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      bBerman81
      247 Rider
       11 months ago

      That doesn't change how the citations are issued or driving records being affected.  The operator is ultimately responsible for these violations regardless of your employment status.

      Do you work for an employer?  An office worker or a delivery truck driver?  If you get a ticket, it's on you.

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        ChrisWeston
        Rider
         1 month ago

        Wait, is this true? If a UPS driver gets a ticket, it's completely on them?

        I know there is a black box on their trucks, so no drivers would be stupid enough to speed (I'd imagine), but....

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          DaimsLer
          250
           1 month ago

          What about all those parking tickets? They seem to be piled up while they are delivering packages in downtown Chicago. I mean, that's just understood, right? They obviously do that because it'd be cheaper to pay the tickets than actually paying for parking.

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          bBerman81
          247 Rider
           1 month ago

          "on them?"  I mean, sure, it would definitely reflect on their employment status, right?  and yes, I think they do have to pay.

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        MingiPark1982
         11 months ago

        The liability aspect will change.  for example, Uber will be more responsible for the actions of employees.  so if a violation is made and damages are caused, some of the blame and liability can fall on Uber.