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Falsified accusation of drug/drunk driving

MyJessicaLS430

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Hi everyone,

I was temporarily put on hold from driving uber 2 days ago because a rider reported about impaired driving due to the use of alcohol or drug. I don't even have a drop of water while I drive! Uber representatives said they are reviewing the case but have not provided any updates since then.

If Uber is willing to reactivate my account again, I will only be doing deliveries (I have met some rude and arrogant riders). Since I do uber for fun, doing delivery seems to be the most secure way to guard against fradulent complains.

Anyone has experienced with this? Any comments or shares are appreciated!
 

FormerTaxiDriver♧

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Hi everyone,

I was temporarily put on hold from driving uber 2 days ago because a rider reported about impaired driving due to the use of alcohol or drug. I don't even have a drop of water while I drive! Uber representatives said they are reviewing the case but have not provided any updates since then.

If Uber is willing to reactivate my account again, I will only be doing deliveries (I have met some rude and arrogant riders). Since I do uber for fun, doing delivery seems to be the most secure way to guard against fradulent complains.

Anyone has experienced with this? Any comments or shares are appreciated!
Uber is giving you time to sober up, then you will be active again.
 

Uber's Guber

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If Uber is willing to reactivate my account again, I will only be doing deliveries (I have met some rude and arrogant riders). Since I do uber for fun, doing delivery seems to be the most secure way to guard against fradulent complaints.
Fraudsters come in all shapes & sizes. When you’re driving Eats, the customers will accuse you of eating their food.
 

Atom guy

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Fraudsters come in all shapes & sizes. When you’re driving Eats, the customers will accuse you of eating their food.
My local McDonald's has taken food protection to ridiculous extremes. The food is double bagged, and both bags are taped shut with giant stickers. The drinks are put in plastic to go bags, wrapped up, and taped inside. The food is practically mummified. Meanwhile, my local 5 Guys just hands the driver a wide open greasy bag.
 

AuxCordBoston

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You get 3 reports of impaired while driving in the last 500 days.
Says who???

My local McDonald's has taken food protection to ridiculous extremes. The food is double bagged, and both bags are taped shut with giant stickers. The drinks are put in plastic to go bags, wrapped up, and taped inside. The food is practically mummified. Meanwhile, my local 5 Guys just hands the driver a wide open greasy bag.
Yup! No stealing frys
 

#professoruber

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There is driving while impaired and driving "like" you are impaired. Based on feedback from riders and watching drivers at airports/events, I am estimating 30% of the drivers drive "like" they are impaired.

My favorite example is a event or bar area and a drive stops in the middle of a busy road. Cars are stacking up, a few honks, but as you watch them they are oblivious. They have the eye of the prize (the rider) and are in haze until I get out of my car, bang on there window, and tell them where to pull over and to call the rider. And they look at me with that dazed and confused look.
 

Retired Senior

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Hi everyone,

I was temporarily put on hold from driving uber 2 days ago because a rider reported about impaired driving due to the use of alcohol or drug. I don't even have a drop of water while I drive! Uber representatives said they are reviewing the case but have not provided any updates since then.

If Uber is willing to reactivate my account again, I will only be doing deliveries (I have met some rude and arrogant riders). Since I do uber for fun, doing delivery seems to be the most secure way to guard against fradulent complains.

Anyone has experienced with this? Any comments or shares are appreciated!
This happened to med a few months ago. I had the flu but thought I was OK to drive. I only did 1 ride before realizing that I should have stayed in bed. The passenger was a young woman. She notified Uber that she believed that I had been drinking. I was suspended for 3 days. I did drive to the "greenlight" office in Stamford and said that I would have rather been told to go to the nearest police station, and pay for a breathalyzer test, than lose 3 days of work.

I have since posted my "solution" to this particular problem in several places, but apparently it is either too daunting for Uber to work something out with various police departments or too simple for the uber techies to take seriously.

Uber can - the instant they get notified that a driver may have been DWI - send out a directive to visit the nearest Police dept. and be tested. Many drivers who have been falsely accused would be happy to comply. Of course, I do realize that in a case of some-one driving when they are ill, it may not be practical to visit the local police, but a test that is certified by the cops should at least be an option.
 

Uber's Guber

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I have since posted my "solution" to this particular problem in several places, but apparently it is either too daunting for Uber to work something out with various police departments or too simple for the uber techies to take seriously. Uber can - the instant they get notified that a driver may have been DWI - send out a directive to visit the nearest Police dept. and be tested.
This is absurd. Police don’t conduct testing unless they’re conducting their own investigation for the purpose of having you prosecuted. As for Uber, they’re not going to hassle setting up appointments to have you tested, they just simply deactivate you and send your pings to the millions of other ants who sit in waiting.
 

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