How do you handle improper car seats?

LyftUberFuwabolewa

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I recently had riders who brought infants in carriers which are merely part of a stroller. It is not an approved car seat. In my state, New Jersey, and infant has to be in a rear-facing car seat with a 5-point harness. The mothers that hold their kids around in these things don't even buckle their kid in until I insist. The only thing there is to attach the buckle to are two little fingers on the top have the carrier that the belt can slide into. I've done a little research on the topic and these are not legal car seats. I know it's going to lead to arguments with passengers but I am not going to accept these rides. I will call the company and inform them as to why I canceled. It's not worth the risk. I'm curious to know if anybody else is aware of and is addressing this issue.
 

RideshareUSA

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I recently had riders who brought infants in carriers which are merely part of a stroller. It is not an approved car seat. In my state, New Jersey, and infant has to be in a rear-facing car seat with a 5-point harness. The mothers that hold their kids around in these things don't even buckle their kid in until I insist. The only thing there is to attach the buckle to are two little fingers on the top have the carrier that the belt can slide into. I've done a little research on the topic and these are not legal car seats. I know it's going to lead to arguments with passengers but I am not going to accept these rides. I will call the company and inform them as to why I canceled. It's not worth the risk. I'm curious to know if anybody else is aware of and is addressing this issue.
Same happens to me. Decline the ride. Simple!
 

Seamus

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I carry a roll of duct tape. If its a surge ride I just duct tape the stroller seat around the entire back seat. Sometimes, I give them a Benadry to calm them and duct tape them inside of the trunk. I think duct tape may be NJDOT certified.
Only for surge rides, if its a base rate short trip then I tell them to GTFO.
 

bobby747

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i was deactived because of this issue..rider canceled and emailed uber i was a raceist...a scorned woman.
the proper as per uber to cover you ass....no proper sear or no seat cancel ride and out in report why.....say no seat seat , so i will not take them..so when they say you were drunk....uber has something from you..
 

Acheese11

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I recently had riders who brought infants in carriers which are merely part of a stroller. It is not an approved car seat. In my state, New Jersey, and infant has to be in a rear-facing car seat with a 5-point harness. The mothers that hold their kids around in these things don't even buckle their kid in until I insist. The only thing there is to attach the buckle to are two little fingers on the top have the carrier that the belt can slide into. I've done a little research on the topic and these are not legal car seats. I know it's going to lead to arguments with passengers but I am not going to accept these rides. I will call the company and inform them as to why I canceled. It's not worth the risk. I'm curious to know if anybody else is aware of and is addressing this issue.
i've had that happen. They are very sneaky. I've even had people with car seats insist on holding the child on their lap. I have thrown many adults and children out of my car. That is the right thing to do. The risk is far to great. Always cancel and report.
 

bobby747

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i had a woman about 1 month ago indian in wheelchair 7 pass total...she tells me . i can take all 7 she has done it many time.....i said do a wav. and uber x you are going 1.5 miles....she says no....i said my words in front of many people ...no babys in your arms you are a bad mother.....i will call someone else....what you are saving is another wav driver will break the rules over money...yessssssssss...
 

LyftUberFuwabolewa

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Any child under the age of 8 years old and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as follows in the rear seat of a motor vehicle:
a.A child under the age of 2 years and 30 pounds shall be secured in a rear-facing seat equipped with a 5-point harness.
b.A child under the age of 4 years and 40 pounds shall be secured as described in (a) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing seat, then in a forward-facing child restraint equipped with a 5-point harness.
c.A child under the age of 8 and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as described in (a) or (b) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing or forwardfacing seat, then in a belt positioning booster seat.
d.A child over 8 years of age or 57 inches in height must be properly secured by a seat belt.
 

Merc7186

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i was deactived because of this issue..rider canceled and emailed uber i was a raceist...a scorned woman.
the proper as per uber to cover you ass....no proper sear or no seat cancel ride and out in report why.....say no seat seat , so i will not take them..so when they say you were drunk....uber has something from you..

Thats what dashcams are for.
 

Wildgoose

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i was deactived because of this issue..rider canceled and emailed uber i was a raceist...a scorned woman.
the proper as per uber to cover you ass....no proper sear or no seat cancel ride and out in report why.....say no seat seat , so i will not take them..so when they say you were drunk....uber has something from you..
You made a mistake of having rider cancelled in order to get easy $5 cancellation fees.
I won't do that if I were you. No rider will be willing want to pay $5 for the trip after they were kicked OFF by driver. I would just cancelled myself by choosing no seat available which will protect my job. $0 is better than any worse thing happens after.
 

tohunt4me

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I recently had riders who brought infants in carriers which are merely part of a stroller. It is not an approved car seat. In my state, New Jersey, and infant has to be in a rear-facing car seat with a 5-point harness. The mothers that hold their kids around in these things don't even buckle their kid in until I insist. The only thing there is to attach the buckle to are two little fingers on the top have the carrier that the belt can slide into. I've done a little research on the topic and these are not legal car seats. I know it's going to lead to arguments with passengers but I am not going to accept these rides. I will call the company and inform them as to why I canceled. It's not worth the risk. I'm curious to know if anybody else is aware of and is addressing this issue.
Some strollers incorporate detachable child seats.
Some parents buy tgese useful strollers and use them for travel.

I do not handle them.

I let the parents handle them.

If it is a aingle mother alone, i may fold the stroller and put it in the trunk.
 

bobby747

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wild goose u don't understand..she canceled quick to have a record of me to take out her scorned woman . being pissed....all the other drivers take us it's only 15 minutes drive..screw that
 

Benjamin M

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i was deactived because of this issue..rider canceled and emailed uber i was a raceist...a scorned woman.
the proper as per uber to cover you ass....no proper sear or no seat cancel ride and out in report why.....say no seat seat , so i will not take them..so when they say you were drunk....uber has something from you..
Sadly, every instance of not having a seat has made me worry about that happening.
 

SuzeCB

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I had a "Travel System" for my son, when he was born. Convertible carriage/stroller with an additional baby carrier that was also a car seat. It had an available stability base, but was perfectly legal as a car seat without it.

When in doubt, ask to see the sticker on the seat. It will say if it's a carseat.
 

Taxi2Uber

Member
You made a mistake of having rider cancelled in order to get easy $5 cancellation fees.
I won't do that if I were you. No rider will be willing want to pay $5 for the trip after they were kicked OFF by driver. I would just cancelled myself by choosing no seat available which will protect my job. $0 is better than any worse thing happens after.
If rider cancels, it's listed in Trips, whether you get a cancel fee (>2 min) or not (<2 min).
(If rider won't cancel for fear of a fee, I tell them I'll cancel after 5 min. Either way, I'm getting paid for time spent on this ride.)
Then you quickly press Help-->Rider was Rude-->Share details: "Rider had no car seat. Rider cancelled ride once I informed her I was unable and unwilling to take her and her baby without a car seat"
Being the first responder is key.
 

bobby747

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that's min... you must do..but detailed safety was factor so I hit no show New Jersey law says car seat. I am not breaking law...its only $5... again my pax was slick . she canceled I got my $5. that she took that cancelled trip to complain and call me a racist..
THIS IS WHY THIS JOBS ARE THE WORST JOBS OUT THIER..just doing my job safe. and a scorned pissed off lady with 3 kids . 2 ok. 1 4 months or so old decides because she cannot get a ride home. she will try to get you fired..I was deactivated while I was at home not knowing it . uber called me to chat about it...I knew exact which customer was..
WHAT A PIECE OF VUCKING SHIT...BAD PARENT TRYING TO MAKE A DRIVER LOSE JOB.....AND WONDER WHY SOME DRIVERS GO CRAZY...what happens if my English was poor and I had to feed 5 kids. and I lost job.......
 
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