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Service animals

UberHustla

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What if as drivers we decide we want (need?) to take our service animals in the car with us? Shouldn't we have the same rights as our passengers?

And as always....Uber on!
 

KGB7

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Then you shouldnt be driving in the first place, because you arent fit to drive a vehicle let a lone to transport other people.
 
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UberHustla

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Then you shouldnt be driving in the first place, because you arent fit to drive a vehicle let a lone to transport other people.
Suppose my service dog is there for companionship, and I have paper work from a doctor stating this. Wouldn't Uber have to make the same stipulation for me, that passengers would just have to deal with it. And if they have more than three people then unfortunately I don't have a seat (or a seat belt) for them to use
 
Just because a person has a service dog doesn't mean they are not fit to drive or serve others. There are service dogs for different needs. Educate yourself before you make a comment like that...
As for the OP, I suggest you talk to Uber HQ about that. I don't think it's a problem though but I'm new so best to make sure from the "boss"
 

forqalso

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Suppose my service dog is there for companionship, and I have paper work from a doctor stating this. Wouldn't Uber have to make the same stipulation for me, that passengers would just have to deal with it. And if they have more than three people then unfortunately I don't have a seat (or a seat belt) for them to use
"Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA." http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
 

UberHustla

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"Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA." http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
One of the reasons given is to alert a person or help them if they're having a seizure. If you have this problem, I'm not sure if that would exclude you from a driving license, but if not, there you go. A legit reason to have a service animal with you as a driver. He can also protect your imaginary friends as well
 

limepro

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One of the reasons given is to alert a person or help them if they're having a seizure. If you have this problem, I'm not sure if that would exclude you from a driving license, but if not, there you go. A legit reason to have a service animal with you as a driver. He can also protect your imaginary friends as well
If you have epilepsy you must go a certain period of time without a seizure to prove your medication is working.
 

poopy

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I could see having a helper monkey... especially for Uberx.

The monkey would definitely have the higher IQ of the two.
:smiles:
 

UberHustla

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I could see having a helper monkey... especially for Uberx.

The monkey would definitely have the higher IQ of the two.
:smiles:
The monkey isn't driving a car without insurance, the monkey probably knows to tip when they're a pax. I would say the monkey is doing pretty well when stacked up against the other individuals in the car as far as intelligence goes
 

Desert Driver

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Then you shouldnt be driving in the first place, because you arent fit to drive a vehicle let a lone to transport other people.
Evidently, you have no grasp of the spectrum of conditions under which persons may have a service dog. Please read up on a topic before making foolish comments and looking silly.
 

Fuzzyelvis

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Evidently, you have no grasp of the spectrum of conditions under which persons may have a service dog. Please read up on a topic before making foolish comments and looking silly.
Ignore him. He used to make some sense but I think Ubering has addled his mind.

To return to the original question by the poster though. If you have a disability "reasonable" accommodation has to be made by an employer. I don't know how it works for contractors but one could argue that only taking 3 pax is reasonable since that doesn't exclude too many trips.

I would, if it is truly a service dog, take it, call pax and if 4 pax, cancel. If anyone complains about that or the dog being present and uber deactivates you that would be another interesting court case.
 

UberHustla

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I'm not even in this situation, I'm actually just curious. We all know Uber bends over backwards to accommodate PAX, will they do it for us? We all know the answer...
 

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