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I'm removing my Uber sticker!

Discussion in 'People' started by Kos, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Kos

    Kos Active Member

    Location:
    worcester
    Well guys since i put my uber sticker on my car im getting more honks from cab drivers.
    They would honk at me for no reason.Do you guys have this problem from cab drivers as well?
     
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  2. ThatUberChick

    ThatUberChick Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    I can't talk, I'm in LA. Taxis are almost obsolete here.
     
  3. K-pax

    K-pax Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    A bit, yes.
     
  4. Fuzzyelvis

    Fuzzyelvis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Never happened to me in Houston. And we have to display it when working. We also have the "permanent" (stuck on like an inspection sticker) city and airport permits, so even when not ubering you can tell it's an uber even if you take the trade dress down. No cab has ever bothered me.
     
  5. K-pax

    K-pax Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Cab drivers must be nicer down there. They regularly cut me off, give me the finger, try to keep me from changing lanes, honk at me ridiculously and flash their brights when it's not appropriate, and I've even heard local stories of cabbies sending out fake pings while monitoring surge maps so people think they're driving to a surging ping, and then canceling before 5 min to steer uber cars away from the action. Not EVERY cab, but enough to notice.
     

  6. valor

    valor Active Member

    Location:
    LA
    I drive with trade dress visible, but take it off when leaving car in public, after my car got "keyed." I don't know for sure that it was because of the logo, but it draws attention.
     
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  7. itsup2u

    itsup2u New Member

    Location:
    Riverview
    Hello all from Tampa. I have been doing UberEats now for a couple weeks. It is fun and getting to see parts of Tampa I would not have other wise. My biggest complaint is about non tipping ,as some days not even making minimum wage without them.
     
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  8. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'm not going to Use my car to advertise Uber or Lyft for Free.
    Think about it! how many people see your car and the sticker on it every day?
    Newspaper advertising work that way, the first page is highly expensive, because 100% of readers and some no readers will see the first page, then the size of your add, and font and location...
    Your windshield is your First page, how many people you think to see your windshield every day?
    Taxi drivers lease the cab as is, the owner can put any sticker or advertising he want, and Use it's expenses for Tax deduction, what benefits for Uber drivers?
    Uber can not force you to display it's sticker while driving for them, if they do so, therefore you are acting on behalf of Uber, which means anything you do is actually done and approved by Uber>>> you're an employee.
    * Sticker doesn't mean you are working for Uber, i may still have my sticker, while my account is not active anymore.
     
  9. UberChicago80

    UberChicago80 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Maybe you have a taillight out
     
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  10. Ubergirlzz

    Ubergirlzz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    No, but I took mine off anyway, because I figured it would be a cause of irritation to taxi drivers. Plus, I feel that some folks are jealous that I Uber (because they can't pass a background check), and they want to Uber and cannot. So they might damage my car. The way I see it, I don't really need the sticker. My pax know it's my car, they see me, and they've not once asked me where my sticker is... so why have one?
     
  11. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Driving:
    UberX
    Pax has your name your car color, license plate number, can track your location via Uber app, what they need more?
    If Uber, and it's somehow impossible for many reasons, decided to use '' Auto Stop service" like cabs, then Uber sign and Logo will be mandatory to identify Uber cars.
     
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  12. NewEnglander

    NewEnglander Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New England
    Starting in two days, you are going to be required by Massachusetts law to display it. Therefore, in two days I will start running the stickers. I'm not happy about it, but I want to be in compliance.

    Boston taxi drivers are awful to ride share drivers. All that you mentioned and more. I think that running the decals will cause more of that to happen and I am especially concerned with female Uber drivers being intimidated against now. Currently, you can usually pick out the ride share driver in traffic and cabbies know that, but the new signs are just an invitation for trouble.
     
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  13. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Driving:
    UberX
    it's an invitation for trouble, and it's a free brand advertising.
    Once all drivers are okay with stickers, Uber will update it's policy and mail big sign to every driver

    similar to this :
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    Because only 187 million people Use smartphones in US, which is about 50% of US Populations, Uber will need to Use old fashion cab sign, to get no smartphone Users to know Uber and sign up and enjoy Uber service.
    who knows! we may be able to Use this beside Uber app. and Uber prepaid gift cards
    [​IMG] and
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    There is an important number of people who don't trust companies to have their credit cards on file, and others use cash in their daily life beside the fact that Uber has only 40 million monthly active riders out of 319 million American.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  14. Ubergirlzz

    Ubergirlzz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    I still wouldn't display it, law or not. I think a person who does so it just setting themselves up for trouble. Not once have my pax said "where is your sticker?" They don't care. Even if there's a law, I wouldn't follow it. How can they enforce it? They can't. If you get caught, just tell them you forgot, or you took it off to clean your window and misplaced it.
     
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  15. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yesterday, i saw SUV with PA licence plate UBER - CAR
     
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  16. michael7227

    michael7227 Active Member

    Location:
    New York City
    It's bad in NYC plus yellow are the rudest drivers anyway... I thought it was cool to have my lit sign but I'm not so green anymore.
     
  17. senorCRV

    senorCRV Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Driving:
    UberX
    I uses laminated printouts in my windows so I can yank them out when I don't want them there.
     
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  18. iUBERdc

    iUBERdc Active Member

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Not afraid of a fine from your local police?
     
  19. Ubercycle

    Ubercycle Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Driving:
    UberX
    it's always good to be yourself.
    I had a parking ticket, during my hearing, when I told the lady, I'm doing Uber and I had to stop.... she turned her face away from me, printed a copy with full ticket and admin fee, and handed it to me. I didn't know they don't like Uber/Lyft drivers, I learned it the hard way.
    Someone can damage your car because he had a bad experience with Uber, or he just don't like them for some reason.
     
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  20. Ubergirlzz

    Ubergirlzz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Nope. My local police are too busy with the drugs and crack heads to care about Uber drivers.
     
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