If a rider tries to start chatting about politics, or religion, I joking tell them " Now you know that all Uber drivers have no political or religious affiliations whatsoever". I've never had a problem after saying that to them. They get the message in a nice way which will avoid a bad rating, in most cases.With AirBnb in every hood in New Orleans, I have picked up and dropped people off in neighborhoods that I try to avoid. Other than that, I mostly have fears that some drunk will make me kick them out which will cause an issue! But with all that... My scariest drive was with a Trump Supporter who had me take him from Metairie to the Alario Center on the Westbank! Spent almost 45 minutes with him trying to get me to support Trump. The whole time I refused and he still gave me 5 stars! I don't know why he was so surprised that a black guy would not support Trump!
If I feel I am un safe I move.Evet feel like you are in danger?
It's the 14 year old on a bicycle that will get you at 3 am as you watching to make sure your customers get in the house safely.I agree.....the biggest concern for Uber drivers are the AirBnb pickups at night. Tourists have no idea they're renting these dumps in the worst crime areas in town. I always tell them that I would never go out after dark in this neighborhood as I drop them off.
P.s. black fraternities and sororities ARE traditional.Surprisingly after seven months, no. I think most criminals assume we all have dash cams and know we don't have cash so they just stay away from Uber cars. But I also have an old grandma car so I'm not an attractive target for crime anyway.
There was one time when I was driving past a house with a party and a crowd outside at 1am around Freret and Louisiana and someone had decided to stop her car blocking the street to have an argument with someone else. The street was too narrow to pass her and there were cars behind me too so I couldn't back up. After five minutes of waiting I grabbed my pepper spray and got out to ask the nearest person what was going on. It turns out it was a black fraternity event and they were very polite and apologetic about the whole scene. They got the car moved less than a minute after that. Personally, I'll take black fraternities over the traditional ones any day, those guys are usually more mature and the fraternities are way more focused on community service and education than traditional ones.