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Always check after the passenger

Dice Man

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Always check your car after the passenger leaves.
Not only for lost items , like phones, keys, eyeglasses, BUT also for UNUSUAL things , like pills, paper bags, or similar things and get rid of them. The last thing you want a policeman finding these things in your car.
Today I found 2 pink pills in the gap between the seat and the backrest on the backseat, got rid of them immediately, probably they were prescription medication, but you never know.
 

Cableguynoe

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Always check your car after the passenger leaves.
Not only for lost items , like phones, keys, eyeglasses, BUT also for UNUSUAL things , like pills, paper bags, or similar things and get rid of them. The last thing you want a policeman finding these things in your car.
Today I found 2 pink pills in the gap between the seat and the backrest on the backseat, got rid of them immediately, probably they were prescription medication, but you never know.
You'd have to be in a bad situation already if the cops are searching your car
 

flyntflossy10

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Before Ubering, I had my car tossed by police after rolling through a stop sign.
It turned into a bigger deal because I had prescriptions not in the proper bottle.
 

Dice Man

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Pills are no reason to search car.
You may have many prescriptions
You have the prescription pills not the prescription with your name in this case.
They can search the car with special procedures for suspicion, lot on cases on cops on TV.
 

RoWode12

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Never, in my entire life, have I been pulled over for no reason. The 2 times I was pulled over, my car was never searched—once for a missing taillight, once for a speed trap on the interstate. Cops usually have to have probable cause to search your vehicle.

Just don’t do anything shady. Don’t have illegal tint, don’t run stop signs, don’t look like a thug.

Check your seats for dropped items as a habit ...simply to avoid the hassle of returning them.

If you display trade dress, the cops are less likely to bother you in my area anyway. Here, they see you as a benefit to them: less drunk drivers on the road; less people driving on suspended licenses. Cops also assume you’re 100% street legal, as you’ve been vetted by U/L.
 

Dice Man

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Never, in my entire life, have I been pulled over for no reason. The 2 times I was pulled over, my car was never searched—once for a missing taillight, once for a speed trap on the interstate. Cops usually have to have probable cause to search your vehicle.

Just don’t do anything shady. Don’t have illegal tint, don’t run stop signs, don’t look like a thug.

Check your seats for dropped items as a habit ...simply to avoid the hassle of returning them.

If you display trade dress, the cops are less likely to bother you in my area anyway. Here, they see you as a benefit to them: less drunk drivers on the road; less people driving on suspended licenses. Cops also assume you’re 100% street legal, as you’ve been vetted by U/L.
I was only pulled over once for speeding in 40 years driving , the cop was nice didn't give me a ticket.
 

Rushmanyyz

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Any lawyer with a degree could sew doubt for pills stuck somewhere in an Uber driver's car that a rider would have easy access to.

Unless you're black or Mexican. Then, son, hope your cop isn't a Trump voter!
 

Oscar Levant

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Always check your car after the passenger leaves.
Not only for lost items , like phones, keys, eyeglasses, BUT also for UNUSUAL things , like pills, paper bags, or similar things and get rid of them. The last thing you want a policeman finding these things in your car.
Today I found 2 pink pills in the gap between the seat and the backrest on the backseat, got rid of them immediately, probably they were prescription medication, but you never know.

yes, that is definitely a good idea, but hard to do when things really get moving. But, you are right.
 

Cdub2k

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I always keep trying to remember to make sure someone didn't piss on my seats
Someone pee'd on my wife's seats a few weeks ago. She hasn't went online with Uber since then. She got $80 for the cleaning fee but still that was kind of disgusting. How can a grown a%% man (an Army Soldier no less!) piss on himself.
Pathetic! I would have gotten his 1st Sergeant's name and sent him an email about that incident
 

Coachman

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Pills are no reason to search car.
You may have many prescriptions
If he sees pills, and you can't provide a credible explanation, I'm pretty sure that's reasonable suspicion to search. A cop that wants to search your vehicle is going to find a reason to do so.
 

Cableguynoe

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If he sees pills, and you can't provide a credible explanation, I'm pretty sure that's reasonable suspicion to search. A cop that wants to search your vehicle is going to find a reason to do so.
Yeah but here's my thing:

1. You have to get pulled over. How often does that happen?
2. You have to have had a pax with pills that actually dropped them on your seat that very day, assuming you at least clean/check your car before your start driving
3. You have to have a cop that looks closely at your backseat. If you have riders, he cant see anything. If you don't and it's a routine stop, he's not looking too closely.

The odds of these things coming together is really not something I'm going to worry is ever going to happen.
 

SuzeCB

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Yeah but here's my thing:

1. You have to get pulled over. How often does that happen?
2. You have to have had a pax with pills that actually dropped them on your seat that very day, assuming you at least clean/check your car before your start driving
3. You have to have a cop that looks closely at your backseat. If you have riders, he cant see anything. If you don't and it's a routine stop, he's not looking too closely.

The odds of these things coming together is really not something I'm going to worry is ever going to happen.
Also, unless there's a reason not to, the cop would probably give the benefit of the doubt when told the stuff was from a passenger.

When driving for hire, that claim would be more than enough for Reasonable Doubt in court. Especially if the stuff was found in the backseat, where the driver couldn't reach from the driver's seat.
 

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