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The Front Seat thing, again.

Terri Lee

Well-Known Member
After driving about a year I, like many others, began to keep my front passenger seat all the way forward.
Only to be adjusted for a 4th pax.
Now, 98% of pax get this, usually a quick glance thru the window is enough of a clue for them that there is a large bag on the seat and they're not welcome there.

Then there's the guy I had yesterday!
3 people, 2 women and this Bozo.
It's relevant to mention that they were going to a hotel TWO minutes away.
He opened the door, looked at the bag, as I was saying, "There's room in the back."
And he grabbed my tote bag. Grabbed it like he had some plan for what to do with it.
I said much more firmly, "There's room in the back."

He got it that time and moved back with the ladies.

Guessing he was thinking, "We men sit up front."

No, you don't. Mister 1 star.
 

Illini

Well-Known Member
I have my front passenger seat all the way up, but I let my pax sit wherever they want.
If they are by themselves and want to sit in front, I slide the seat back as they open the door.
If there are multiple pax, I let the person sitting in front to determine if they want to move the seat back and decrease the room for the back seat person. In most cases, they leave the seat where it's at.
 

Terri Lee

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What do you do when you have 4 people and your bag is in the way then?
What an excellent question. I'm so glad you're here to add to the discussion!

If there are 4 people I move the bag to the floor in front of my seat.

But the person next to me is going to adjust the seat back, out of necessity. And after they depart I'm going to have to undo my seatbelt, move my Whataburger cup out of the way, lean ALL the way over and move the little control until the seat is back where I WANT IT.

And I'm not going thru that for a 2 minute trip.

And that's why it matters, Mike.
 

Fozzie

Well-Known Member
After driving about a year I, like many others, began to keep my front passenger seat all the way forward.
Only to be adjusted for a 4th pax.
Now, 98% of pax get this, usually a quick glance thru the window is enough of a clue for them that there is a large bag on the seat and they're not welcome there.

Then there's the guy I had yesterday!
3 people, 2 women and this Bozo.
It's relevant to mention that they were going to a hotel TWO minutes away.
He opened the door, looked at the bag, as I was saying, "There's room in the back."
And he grabbed my tote bag. Grabbed it like he had some plan for what to do with it.
I said much more firmly, "There's room in the back."

He got it that time and moved back with the ladies.

Guessing he was thinking, "We men sit up front."

No, you don't. Mister 1 star.
People will do that with tote bags, which is why I keep my purse on the front seat. People WILL NOT touch purses. They open the front door, look at the purse, then they look at me. I smile, then they say "I'll get in the back." Problem solved.
You should have room for 4 people. why does it matter if one wants to sit in the front? What do you do when you have 4 people and your bag is in the way then?
4 seats are available if needed, but I prefer not having someone in the front seat for security purposes. (and because my dashcam records the backseat well, but doesn't get everything in the front)
 

Mikeoftulsa

Active Member
What an excellent question. I'm so glad you're here to add to the discussion!

If there are 4 people I move the bag to the floor in front of my seat.

But the person next to me is going to adjust the seat back, out of necessity. And after they depart I'm going to have to undo my seatbelt, move my Whataburger cup out of the way, lean ALL the way over and move the little control until the seat is back where I WANT IT.

And I'm not going thru that for a 2 minute trip.

And that's why it matters, Mike.
Maybe I don't get it, but why does it matter if they want to sit in the front? I guess if you are anti-social and dont want to have any interaction with the pax then I see being confrontational and insisting they sit in the back. Outside of that, why does it matter? It really shouldn't be that big of an issue to move the seat back. It literally takes 15 seconds to reach over and move it back if they move it.
 

CJfrom619

Well-Known Member
After driving about a year I, like many others, began to keep my front passenger seat all the way forward.
Only to be adjusted for a 4th pax.
Now, 98% of pax get this, usually a quick glance thru the window is enough of a clue for them that there is a large bag on the seat and they're not welcome there.

Then there's the guy I had yesterday!
3 people, 2 women and this Bozo.
It's relevant to mention that they were going to a hotel TWO minutes away.
He opened the door, looked at the bag, as I was saying, "There's room in the back."
And he grabbed my tote bag. Grabbed it like he had some plan for what to do with it.
I said much more firmly, "There's room in the back."

He got it that time and moved back with the ladies.

Guessing he was thinking, "We men sit up front."

No, you don't. Mister 1 star.
Why are so concerned about riders sitting in the front seat?
 

O-Side Uber

Well-Known Member
Maybe I don't get it, but why does it matter if they want to sit in the front? I guess if you are anti-social and dont want to have any interaction with the pax then I see being confrontational and insisting they sit in the back. Outside of that, why does it matter? It really shouldn't be that big of an issue to move the seat back. It literally takes 15 seconds to reach over and move it back if they move it.
It’s very distracting to have a stranger sitting that close to me. It’s not safe. They tend to point their finger across my face to show where to turn and micro manage how I drive. I don’t need to smell them either. The worst are the backback idiots that try to sit in front and scratch the crap out of my glove compartment. It’s actually good to tell people to get in the back , it shows them you don’t take any crap 💩
 

Mikeoftulsa

Active Member
It’s very distracting to have a stranger sitting that close to me. It’s not safe. They tend to point their finger across my face to show where to turn and micro manage how I drive. I don’t need to smell them either. The worst are the backback idiots that try to sit in front and scratch the crap out of my glove compartment. It’s actually good to tell people to get in the back , it shows them you don’t take any crap 💩
Maybe you guys have worst pax than here in Tulsa but I seldom have any issues with pax invading my personal space.
 

wn100804

Well-Known Member
What an excellent question. I'm so glad you're here to add to the discussion!

If there are 4 people I move the bag to the floor in front of my seat.

But the person next to me is going to adjust the seat back, out of necessity. And after they depart I'm going to have to undo my seatbelt, move my Whataburger cup out of the way, lean ALL the way over and move the little control until the seat is back where I WANT IT.

And I'm not going thru that for a 2 minute trip.

And that's why it matters, Mike.
Great job with the reply!

I keep my seat jammed all the way forward. It is painfully funny sometimes to watch dudes try to squeeze in then reach around for the controls to move seat. There are several controls on the side of the seat, tilt, lumbar, ass up or down and front up or down as well as the usual front/ back motion.

Do they make child proof front seat controls? If not I sure wish I had them. LOL. By the time they get through messing with my seats, I ALWAYS finally say to them, " Ya got it where ya want it now? Just remember to put it the way ya found it please."

I don't tell them it has memory seat positions. That's why I don't get all bent out of shape. Just partially bent out of shape.
 

rkozy

Well-Known Member
I don't really care. And it's easier to keep an eye on someone in the front seat.

I do keep the front seat all the way up, but I could care less if they sit in front or back.
The passenger is basically buying the entire car. If you roll up to a stop with four pax (like I did today outside a casino) then somebody will be getting in the front seat. Denying any passenger -- even if it's just a solitary pax -- the front seat could invite retaliation in the form of one-starred false allegations.

With Uber and Lyft, you have to pick your battles. I'm not going to battle a passenger over which seat they prefer. If they want the front seat, they can have the f-ing thing. It's better than spending two days on a "time-out" because the guy you forced into the backseat suddenly decided you had too much to drink.
 

DriverMark

Well-Known Member
HAHA maybe that is where I got a low rating as a PAX once. Dude had his duffel in the front seat, wife and kids got in back, I asked if I could sit in front. Sounds like a dick driver might have 1* me for that haha.
 

touberornottouber

Well-Known Member
Maybe I don't get it, but why does it matter if they want to sit in the front? I guess if you are anti-social and dont want to have any interaction with the pax then I see being confrontational and insisting they sit in the back. Outside of that, why does it matter? It really shouldn't be that big of an issue to move the seat back. It literally takes 15 seconds to reach over and move it back if they move it.
It might be different for a 6' 3" guy versus a petite woman. Also if you (either the driver or passenger) have a jealous spouse/SO, having opposite sex passengers sit in the back might help keep the peace. Imagine if you have friends or family who don't know you do rideshare and one day they see you with a blonde half your age riding next to you at 10pm. Those type of situations could be trouble for some people.

Myself personally I don't care either but I can see why others might.
 
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