Is the City of Austin Police against Uber??

clint2015

New Member
I get this feeling that they are at war against us? Does anyone else have this feeling? Am I missing something?
 

Tx rides

Well-Known Member
I get this feeling that they are at war against us? Does anyone else have this feeling? Am I missing something?
Unless you are doing somehing REALLY out of sorts, APD could not care less. They refused to enforce the existing ordinance while Uber was illegal. They are enforcing, for example, no parking zones. Uber drivers out by the airport who were parking in no parking zones certainly earned no favors with cops.
 

nana_m

Member
A friend was ticketed on 6th for impeding traffic. The cop told him they were cracking Down on Uber drivers for obvious reasons. Bring order. It's also a new revenue stream for the city. Ii wish we could get drop off zones created on 6th, 7th and Rainey.
 
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Tx rides

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A friend was ticketed on 6th for impeding traffic. The cop told him they were cracking Down on Uber drivers for obvious reasons. Bring order. It's also a new revenue stream for the city. Ii wish we could get drop off zones created on 6th, 7th and Rainey.
They had a lot of cops on their side until they started the stupidity out at the airport, and downtown. There are some real bozos driving for hire now :-(
 

Tx rides

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A friend was ticketed on 6th for impeding traffic. The cop told him they were cracking Down on Uber drivers for obvious reasons. Bring order. It's also a new revenue stream for the city. Ii wish we could get drop off zones created on 6th, 7th and Rainey.
The zones are "bought". My guess is uber the company will never do that. It would be up to drivers, and you aren't the legal representatives...so catch 22
 

Stratos

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I've not had any negative issues arise from any interaction with the police sense I started driving.

1 ticket does not indicate that the cops are out to "get us"
 

ATX 22

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West 6th, last night, about 1:00am. I have a pax I am trying to pick up. I try to get them on the phone during these pickups so we don't both get frustrated. I can say it's not just inexperienced Uber drivers out there impeding traffic. Last night, it was a cabbie from Lone Star Taxi sitting in park, out of his car, blocking the whole left lane. Thanks to my pax on the phone, I was able to get around this @@@@@@bag. I also got the pax to a safer spot for pick up.
 

Tx rides

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West 6th, last night, about 1:00am. I have a pax I am trying to pick up. I try to get them on the phone during these pickups so we don't both get frustrated. I can say it's not just inexperienced Uber drivers out there impeding traffic. Last night, it was a cabbie from Lone Star Taxi sitting in park, out of his car, blocking the whole left lane. Thanks to my pax on the phone, I was able to get around this @@@@@@bag. I also got the pax to a safer spot for pick up.
Take a photo and tweet to APD
 

nana_m

Member
I've not had any negative issues arise from any interaction with the police sense I started driving.

1 ticket does not indicate that the cops are out to "get us"
I've not had any negative issues arise from any interaction with the police sense I started driving.

1 ticket does not indicate that the cops are out to "get us"
APD have been lenient on us so far. 7th gets messy sometimes
 

ATX 22

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For the record, I was hands free while on the phone. My car's Bluetooth feature is pretty cool.
I should probably take a couple of hours off on a weekend night just to gather video.
I also saw an obviously new uber driver on Rainey on Saturday night. How do I know he was new? Dumbbell was out of his vehicle opening doors for pax in the middle of the damn street! Some people's kids...SMH
 

Stratos

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For the record, I was hands free while on the phone. My car's Bluetooth feature is pretty cool.
I should probably take a couple of hours off on a weekend night just to gather video.
I also saw an obviously new uber driver on Rainey on Saturday night. How do I know he was new? Dumbbell was out of his vehicle opening doors for pax in the middle of the damn street! Some people's kids...SMH
But Uber said I should so I can get that 5 star so I look good.
 

ATX 22

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Lol. Yeah, maybe at their house, not in the middle of @@@@ing Rainey Street. Dude was running to the pax side of vehicle. I just laughed as I passed.
 
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