Poll - unaccompanied minors

What are your thoughts on unaccompanied minors?


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Mista T

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Before the peanut gallery goes nuts pointing out that taking unaccompanied minors is against TOS, I would like to point out that I already know this. Just trying to get a feel for where people's thoughts are on this issue.
 

MHR

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Moderator
Before the peanut gallery goes nuts pointing out that taking unaccompanied minors is against TOS, I would like to point out that I already know this. Just trying to get a feel for where people's thoughts are on this issue.
I like driving kids but yep it’s against TOS however I am the backup driver of choice for friends with minor young’uns and since we can’t go on app we go off.
 

mikes424

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Is taking unaccompanied minors against Uber's TOS?

From Uber's TOS:

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Uber Non-Discrimination Policy
Uber seeks to ensure that safe, reliable, and high-quality transportation options are available to everyone. Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit discrimination against riders or drivers based on race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, gender identity, age or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to, refusing to provide or accept services based on any of these characteristics. Any rider or driver found to have violated this prohibition will lose access to the Uber platform.


Notice it says that Uber prohibits discrimination based on age, yet Uber says riders must be 18 or older.

So which is it?
 

Pax Collector

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Illinois law says the exact same thing.

My point is Uber tells us one thing but in their TOS it is opposite.
True. But they have another TOS that explicitly prohibits picking up minors. In the meantime high schools and middle schools will keep being money pits.
 

ZenUber

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I like driving kids but yep it’s against TOS however I am the backup driver of choice for friends with minor young’uns and since we can’t go on app we go off.
If you’re offline with Uber, than you’re covered under your personal insurance. But the second you go online, the insurance companies don’t have to pay because of the TOS. And they’re not going to pay out of the kindness of their hearts. Corporate personhood is a legal construct, and it exists only on paper. It has no heart. In fact, it’s bottom line OBLIGATION is to protect profits for the shareholders.
 

SuzeCB

Well-Known Member
Is taking unaccompanied minors against Uber's TOS?

From Uber's TOS:

Legal
Uber Non-Discrimination Policy
Uber seeks to ensure that safe, reliable, and high-quality transportation options are available to everyone. Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit discrimination against riders or drivers based on race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, gender identity, age or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to, refusing to provide or accept services based on any of these characteristics. Any rider or driver found to have violated this prohibition will lose access to the Uber platform.


Notice it says that Uber prohibits discrimination based on age, yet Uber says riders must be 18 or older.

So which is it?
Any law or contract agreement that says not to discriminate on the basis of age does NOT apply to minors.
 

mikes424

Well-Known Member
Any law or contract agreement that says not to discriminate on the basis of age does NOT apply to minors.
You may be right but can you give me an example of where it is written? I know California has it in writing but what about other states?

I had sent an inquiry to Illinois States Attorney about this mentioning the possible conflict between Uber's TOS and the state law asking which has priority. No response yet. If I get one, I will post it..
 

911 Guy

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You may be right but can you give me an example of where it is written? I know California has it in writing but what about other states?

I had sent an inquiry to Illinois States Attorney about this mentioning the possible conflict between Uber's TOS and the state law asking which has priority. No response yet. If I get one, I will post it..
Wait. You actually asked someone which was more important between Uber TOS and State Law? The govmint employee probably ltao.
 

SuzeCB

Well-Known Member
You may be right but can you give me an example of where it is written? I know California has it in writing but what about other states?

I had sent an inquiry to Illinois States Attorney about this mentioning the possible conflict between Uber's TOS and the state law asking which has priority. No response yet. If I get one, I will post it..
Minors are not allowed to enter into contracts. They're not considered fully-developed, competent "people" under the law, except where the law specifically gives THEM rights.

I can't find where my position is written because it WOULDN'T be written. Yours, however, would be, specifically including minors, if it was correct.
 

MadTownUberD

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I'll usually take high school students who look 18 without asking them for ID.

Recently I went to pick up a "girl". She had a cute, young-ish looking face, especially from a distance. She was short. It looked like someone else opened the door for her and escorted her out of the house.

As she approached the car I asked "is a parent coming with you?". She said "no" and I said I couldn't take her. Then she told me she was 21 and asked if I needed to see ID. I said "no" and spent the next five minutes apologizing. She was going to work at a day care...nice long trip. AFAIK she did not down rate me.
 

PlayLoud

Well-Known Member
I took a pax who could have been 18 (didn't think anything of it at the time). Then I realized I was dropping him off at driving school. So, probably younger.
 

mikes424

Well-Known Member
Minors are not allowed to enter into contracts. They're not considered fully-developed, competent "people" under the law, except where the law specifically gives THEM rights.

I can't find where my position is written because it WOULDN'T be written. Yours, however, would be, specifically including minors, if it was correct.
If minors are not allowed to enter in to contracts why are there laws prohibiting minors from buying tobacco and liquor? Technically making a purchase is entering into a contact.
 
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