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Underage riders disaster

dens

Active Member
Since the last couple of weeks, I'm getting a lot of ride requests from underage riders. Last week I had to cancel 31 underage rides attempts. I lose a lot of time and money due to dead miles to pick them up. Is Uber is going to do anything about it like ability to report the underage riders from App and reimburse for my time and dead pickup miles?

Last week:
31 underage pickup rides at ~2.5 miles per pickup = 77.5 dead miles.
31 underage pickup rides at average ~4min per pickup = 124 minutes.

Weekly total:
77.5 dead miles.
2 hours time loss.
 

autofill

Well-Known Member
Since the last couple of weeks, I'm getting a lot of ride requests from underage riders. Last week I had to cancel 31 underage rides attempts. I lose a lot of time and money due to dead miles to pick them up. Is Uber is going to do anything about it like ability to report the underage riders from App and reimburse for my time and dead pickup miles?

Last week:
31 underage pickup rides at ~2.5 miles per pickup = 77.5 dead miles.
31 underage pickup rides at average ~4min per pickup = 124 minutes.

Weekly total:
77.5 dead miles.
2 hours time loss.
How much you made on those cancel?
 

Aerodrifting

Well-Known Member
Last week:
31 underage pickup rides at ~2.5 miles per pickup = 77.5 dead miles.
31 underage pickup rides at average ~4min per pickup = 124 minutes.
You can drive 2.5 mile surface street (Don't tell me the kid lives on the freeway) in 4 minutes? What city is this?
 

theLaw

Active Member
Not sure why Uber/Lyft would want the liability associated with minors. This is potentially horrible press on top of a pretty blatant refusal to follow the law.
 

Aerodrifting

Well-Known Member
OP just using Lyft’s method for estimating pickup time. We all know to add extra 2-3 minutes.
2.5 miles is more like a 10 minute pick up in LA with night time traffic (15 min during rush hours), The only 4 minute pick up is within 0.8 miles.
 

Stevie The magic Unicorn

Well-Known Member
Since the last couple of weeks, I'm getting a lot of ride requests from underage riders. Last week I had to cancel 31 underage rides attempts. I lose a lot of time and money due to dead miles to pick them up. Is Uber is going to do anything about it like ability to report the underage riders from App and reimburse for my time and dead pickup miles?

Last week:
31 underage pickup rides at ~2.5 miles per pickup = 77.5 dead miles.
31 underage pickup rides at average ~4min per pickup = 124 minutes.

Weekly total:
77.5 dead miles.
2 hours time loss.
Kinda impressed... 31 pickups is closer to 20 hours for me. I think your low balling your numbers a lot.


But sheesh... that's ridiculous. I'd take that (and some supporting documentation) to the local news. Very ridiculous.
 

Kodyhead

Well-Known Member
Seriously I don't understand how parents are suddenly ok with telling their kids it's now ok to get in cars with strangers. I grew up with "Stranger Danger." What the Ted Bundy is going on here???
But what if the parents are willing to consent and to sign documents allowing it? In most markets it isn't illegal just uber and Lyft rules.
 

MHR

Well-Known Member
Moderator
If they (the parents) have signed documents ON FILE with Uber or Lyft and made a contractual agreement with U or L and we were told by U and L that we COULD take them, then yes, I would drive them.

As of now, I have been told in my market that at least one rider must be 18 years old.

From time to time I have a bit of a problem with this ( not under the age of 18 thing) In my state kids can work as young as 15. If said minor is going to work, why can't I take them?
 

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