Uber driver killed wed morning.

UbeRoBo

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Very sad news but how do you driver for hire if you can't hear? What if the passenger needs to change their destination while enroute...happens often in Vegas. How do I tell the deaf driver..."hey, change of plans, stop at CVS here so I can grab some beer and then we are going to head to RedRock Casino instead of PF Changs? How would you feel as a passenger if your driver doesn't hear a horn honking warning and then crashes due to the missed warning. How would you feel if your loved one was in an ambulence and deaf Uber driver misses siren and blocks intersection and holds up ambulence? So on and so on and so on. Nonetheless, very sad news but if you don't speak English or can't hear then you shouldn't be driving passengers for hire, period.
 

vegetto

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Very sad news but how do you driver for hire if you can't hear? What if the passenger needs to change their destination while enroute...happens often in Vegas. How do I tell the deaf driver..."hey, change of plans, stop at CVS here so I can grab some beer and then we are going to head to RedRock Casino instead of PF Changs? How would you feel as a passenger if your driver doesn't hear a horn honking warning and then crashes due to the missed warning. How would you feel if your loved one was in an ambulence and deaf Uber driver misses siren and blocks intersection and holds up ambulence? So on and so on and so on. Nonetheless, very sad news but if you don't speak English or can't hear then you shouldn't be driving passengers for hire, period.
Equal OPP. Employment. And I guess you get out a notepad "Or Cell Version" and type it there and have them read it.
 

SCdave

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Very sad news but how do you driver for hire if you can't hear? What if the passenger needs to change their destination while enroute...happens often in Vegas. How do I tell the deaf driver..."hey, change of plans, stop at CVS here so I can grab some beer and then we are going to head to RedRock Casino instead of PF Changs? How would you feel as a passenger if your driver doesn't hear a horn honking warning and then crashes due to the missed warning. How would you feel if your loved one was in an ambulence and deaf Uber driver misses siren and blocks intersection and holds up ambulence? So on and so on and so on. Nonetheless, very sad news but if you don't speak English or can't hear then you shouldn't be driving passengers for hire, period.
Update Destination on the Rider App. Few seconds later....destination updated on Driver Partner App. More often than not, I will see Flashing Ambulance Lights before I hear them since while driving I check side/rear view mirrors often. While all points re hearing and driving are part of safe driving, none mentioned cannot be overcome as a Hard Working Badass Safe & Hearing Impaired Driver.

RIP..Vegas Eujenio
 

UbeRoBo

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There are exceptions to Equal OOP and it isn't a simple blanket policy that applies to every single scenario. Common sense conflications will trump and equal OOP law every day and twice on Sunday. Lets say a man with no arms and hands applies to for a position bagging groceries....that individual can be denied the job due to his disability because his disability would clearly hamper his ability to preform the job. Same thing with a blind man applying to be a traffic meter maid. Common sense stuff. Deaf + commercial driving passengers for hire would trump EOPP all day long if that person was applying to be a Cabbie. The only reason that deaf person was doing Uber driving is because she fell through the cracks of the insufficient screening that Uber conducts on it's applicants.
 

TheNightRider

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I feel sorry only because she's from the Philippines, Oh why would she be driving, and why would Uber allow it, that's the difference between uber and taxis, you have to go do a DOT physical you can't pass if you are deaf, this shows you Uber will hire anyone.
 

UbeRoBo

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Update Destination on the Rider App. Few seconds later....destination updated on Driver Partner App. More often than not, I will see Flashing Ambulance Lights before I hear them since while driving I check side/rear view mirrors often. While all points re hearing and driving are part of safe driving, none mentioned cannot be overcome as a Hard Working Badass Safe & Hearing Impaired Driver.

RIP..Vegas Eujenio
You are ignoring common sense and not looking at the big picture. Almost ALWAYS, the siren is heard before you see the lights. You hear the siren so you start scanning for lights. You aren't constantly scanning for emergency vehicle lights without hearing a siren and to imply so is nonsense. You often don't see the lights at all until the last second and if you no one on the road heard the siren then you are putting that emergency vehicle in bad jeopardy. As far as changing the destination that again ignores common sense. A lot of Vegas passengers don't even put in an address and if they need to change it they likely don't know the address of the new place they want to go. Vegas passengers usually just hop in and say "go here" Her passengers might not even know she is deaf as they probably just hope in her ride and think she is unsocial.
 

SCdave

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There are exceptions to Equal OOP and it isn't a simple blanket policy that applies to every single scenario. Common sense conflications will trump and equal OOP law every day and twice on Sunday. Lets say a man with no arms and hands applies to for a position bagging groceries....that individual can be denied the job due to his disability because his disability would clearly hamper his ability to preform the job. Same thing with a blind man applying to be a traffic meter maid. Common sense stuff. Deaf + commercial driving passengers for hire would trump EOPP all day long if that person was applying to be a Cabbie. The only reason that deaf person was doing Uber driving is because she fell through the cracks of the insufficient screening that Uber conducts on it's applicants.
I'm not here in this thread for an argument but to support a driver that lost her life. I'll just leave it at that.
 

GrandpaD

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It would all depend on the level of deafness and whether she was able to use appliances to counter her hearing loss. I highly doubt someone totally deaf would be able to get a drivers license. I have to wear aids, although I'm not classified as "deaf", and would have a some difficulty hearing "soft talkers" in the back seat without them. I'm not diminishing her condition, but news reports tend to add sensationalism to stories...so I'd treat the "deaf" with a slight grain of salt. In any regard, it's sad to hear of yet another death due to a drunk driver.
 
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TheNightRider

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No problem with deaf people driving. Do have problems with the drunk who caused the accident driving. A courageous hard working woman goes out to provide for those she cares about deserves all the support she can get.
Not as a commerical driver.
No other place she could drive customers around uber hires anyone, true it could have happened if she wasn't deaf, lucky for uber, she had no passengers, if I was a passenger, I wouldn't ride with her.
 

Mal

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UberRobo so against deaf people for driving for uber? Um... I'm Deaf... I can see things around me... Do you even know there are a lot of accidents involving drunk drivers, text/drivers and even people were distracted by loud music in their cars?? Think before you speak of that nonsense. We have many ways to communicate with people via notes, texts, notepads.. We been driving for years. And yes UBER backs deaf drivers like us. You want to take drunk driver side? Get drunk and kill an innocent driver...
 

UbeRoBo

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UberRobo so against deaf people for driving for uber? Um... I'm Deaf... I can see things around me... Do you even know there are a lot of accidents involving drunk drivers, text/drivers and even people were distracted by loud music in their cars?? Think before you speak of that nonsense. We have many ways to communicate with people via notes, texts, notepads.. We been driving for years. And yes UBER backs deaf drivers like us. You want to take drunk driver side? Get drunk and kill an innocent driver...
Boy did you miss the point! Never took the drunk drivers side. Just am not thrilled about my for hire driver being deaf. You are removing a very important sense, hearing, that is critical to safe driving. How does the deaf driver hear the horn honk of the car he is about to clip and how does the deaf driver hear the sirens of an emergency vehicle? I would never hire a drive who couldn't hear. So many reasons why and you totally missed the point. Has nothing to do with drunk drivers.
 

cleansafepolite

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Its really a ignorant thing to just blurt out deaf people should not drive, with out knowing how they overcome thier disability to drive. people with disabilities have enough challenges without ignorant people trying to dictate what they should and should not be doing.
 
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UbeRoBo

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Its really a ignorant thing to just blurt out deaf people should not drive, with out knowing how they overcome thier disability to drive. people with disabilities have enough challenges without ignorant people trying to dictate what they should and should not be doing.
I never said deaf people should not drive. Why don't you go re read the discussion and show me where I once said that a deaf person should not be allowed to drive a vehicle.
 

cleansafepolite

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I never said deaf people should not drive. Why don't you go re read the discussion and show me where I once said that a deaf person should not be allowed to drive a vehicle.
I did not personally direct my post at
ANYONE.... i just said people in general should educate themselves before making statements about what a deaf person should and shouldnt be doing.
 

Mal

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Thats why mirrors exists, that's why signal lights are there, oh yeah they do flash headlights... In other states, we'd get fined $399 if we honked our horns. . We can see things before it happen.. Oh yeah please pay attention while you drive and be alert at all times. You are so narrowed minded... I feel sorry for you.
 
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