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Never ever pick up more than your car can take

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by Jose_A, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Jose_A

    Jose_A

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Hello fellow drivers. Just feel like I need to vent here. Just had a ping, and the pax kept me waiting just about 5 mins. B/c XL pings are often far and few between, I rarely cancel immediately after 5 mins (and I only get $3.20 post commission), but this group of s***ty pax still shows up. They insist on shoving 7 in. I made the rule very clear that I can only take 6. They followed with the refrain, "but other drivers let us." That line makes my blood boil, and I almost let my anger get the better of me, and believe me, that would have gotten me arrested for the night. I then see them pass by in another minivan who acquiesced and took them.

    By taking more than your car can fit, you're doing every driver a major disservice by rewarding bad behavior. If they hadn't been able to get a ride, maybe they would've learned their lesson. Moral of the story: NEVER EVER TAKE MORE THAN YOUR CAR CAN FIT!!! I understand the temptation, but it voids your insurance and screws over your fellow drivers. #endrant
     
  2. lol, i am from philly and i have very short fuse. you sound like a nice person, and dooshbag pax will use your best nature against you.

    Personally I am generaly a good guy. But when someone ****s on my head, they are getting same in return.

    Next time, lock doors. Roll down window and ask pax how many people are coming. If they say more than six. YOu say you can hold only six. And never excuse or try to explain yourself. Your car, your rules. Six, then six people, period. If they show even a little hint of dissatisfaction, flip them the middle finger. Roll up the window, and cancel the ride. Oh, yeah, most important. Have an evil laugh while you are canceling, and look them in the eyes.
     
  3. You can only hope the driver 1*'ed them. I doubt it though.
     
  4. Jose_A

    Jose_A

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Hahaha, that kinda describes it. My greed made me too eager to slide the begin trip. I tried to hit cancel, but it just said to end trip. I ended the trip, and in a fit of rage hit 1*. I drove down a few spots to legally park, and I could still hear their murmuring. I lauged to myself when they talked about how intimidating I was when I told them no. They were also saying that every other driver has let it slide. I wanted nothing more than to scare them away and teach them a lesson.

    Now do I have any regrets about my decision? Not at all. About 5 mins later, I got a ping from a group literally standing next to my car. They had 6 people, and they went all the way to Rockville, MD with multiple stops. After uber's cut, I netted $45 from the ride.
     
  5. Renaldow

    Renaldow

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Driving:
    UberX
    My automatic response to that is, "Hopefully that other driver will show up next. Have a good night".
     
  6. Oh My

    Oh My

    Location:
    $hitcago
    Nevermind broken struts.
     
  7. renbutler

    renbutler

    Location:
    Indy North Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I met a group of 12 passengers last night, but thankfully they ordered three UberX vehicles.

    Anyway, I was the second driver to leave the pick-up spot, but halfway there, the third Uber vehicle sped past us on the interstate. I was driving 62 in a 55/50 zone, and the other Uber driver had to be going 70+.

    One of the riders in the other Uber texted one of my passengers with a derisive "We're beating you, [expletive]." I explained to my passengers that I wouldn't drive that fast because it's unsafe, and if I get pulled over it will just slow THEM down and put my job at risk.

    Thankfully, they didn't seem to have a problem with my "slow" driving.

    But my point is that the other Uber driver kind of ticked me off...
     
  8. Jose_A

    Jose_A

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Even though we are often in competition for pings (especially when the market seems saturated), I like to think of rideshare drivers as a united front. I look out for the best interests of the drivers as a whole and won't hesitate to strike up conversation with another driver waiting for a ping. That's why I'm encouraging drivers to never give into pax's puppy begging to clown car. It only rewards bad behavior.

    I was just talking about this to one of my lawyer friends, and he told me that if anything at all happens when you have more than what your car can handle, it's easiest traffic case for a rookie lawyer to win. There is almost no defense here. It's clearly in violation of the law, and for that reason, insurance companies are not obligated to pay for any damages happening with an overloaded car. That makes you the driver liable for any financial damages and penalties. Because it's illegal, it also opens you up to criminal negligence charges. All in all, will you as a driver risk every penny plus more that you've ever made with uber for often less than $10? I sure as hell won't.
     

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