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What’s the best excuse to refuse picking up pax heading to bad hoods?

Gtown Driver

Well-Known Member
You shouldn't even have to take people into bad neighberhoods with Lyft. Once you click arrive on Lyft it shows where they are going (just click it way before you actually get to them). If they going to South Central, cancel on them and take the small ding to your acceptance rate and move out. Only Uber do you actually have to take talk to the customer or start the ride beforehand. On Lyft you can discretely screen and get out of there without them being able to rate you.
 

JimKE

Well-Known Member
if we feel unsafe about driving somewhere, why should we have Lyfts gun on our head to force us to do it? It’s not making sense at all.
The part that makes no sense is the ridiculous claim that Lyft (or Uber) have the power to force us to do anything. They don't.

Uber and Lyft offer us rides. We accept or decline. We complete the ride or cancel. What's the hard part???

Nobody needs to strike any silly symbolic clown pose like "raising voices." Just make a decision and move on with the rest of your life.
 

Alexxx_Uber

Well-Known Member
The part that makes no sense is the ridiculous claim that Lyft (or Uber) have the power to force us to do anything. They don't.

Uber and Lyft offer us rides. We accept or decline. We complete the ride or cancel. What's the hard part???

Nobody needs to strike any silly symbolic clown pose like "raising voices." Just make a decision and move on with the rest of your life.
So what you say is that if we need the pennies we have to risk our lives
 

JimKE

Well-Known Member
So what you say is that if we need the pennies we have to risk our lives
No, I didn't say that at all.

You need to stop whining and start thinking.

Any driver who proceeds with any ride which makes them feel unsafe for any reason is just plain stupid. And we can't fix stupid here on UP.

Nobody -- and no company -- has the ability to force you to do anything. Make your own decisions; that's your job. If you can't do that, find another job that's a better fit for you.
 

Alexxx_Uber

Well-Known Member
No, I didn't say that at all.

You need to stop whining and start thinking.

Any driver who proceeds with any ride which makes them feel unsafe for any reason is just plain stupid. And we can't fix stupid here on UP.

Nobody -- and no company -- has the ability to force you to do anything. Make your own decisions; that's your job. If you can't do that, find another job that's a better fit for you.
Dude there is a cycle here. I don’t wanna give ride to pax bc there is 90% chance of problem. Now pax complains to Lyft and Lyft deactivate me ....
 

JimKE

Well-Known Member
Dude there is a cycle here. I don’t wanna give ride to pax bc there is 90% chance of problem. Now pax complains to Lyft and Lyft deactivate me ....
Your choice, big guy!

You had one legitimately bad experience using your approach, and asked for advice here. But in the end, you are the only one who can make those decisions. Do whatever you think best.
 

Uber Crack

Well-Known Member
Author
Dude there is a cycle here. I don’t wanna give ride to pax bc there is 90% chance of problem. Now pax complains to Lyft and Lyft deactivate me ....
Based on your limited experience it may seem like a 90% problem but in reality it is not. It's simply giving a ride, don't accept further trips until you feel you're comfortable where you are. There's rarely ever a problem. In my experience of at least 300 rides into lower income areas and zero problems there I'd have to say I've had 0% issues. Actually I've met some very nice people, tbh some better people than from affluent areas. I think it's just a newish driver concern. By all means be cautious but that goes for anywhere you drive.
There is risk involved with any ride you do. You have to determine whether you're comfortable with that risk.
 

FlashedBlaze

Active Member
I usually don't do pickups from the hood, only drop-offs. I go offline right after the drop off and book it out of there. You did the right thing by getting out and not taking anybody in the hood.

My advice is make sure your packing a firearm and also have a front and rear facing dashcam. Your life is mostly valued at this point, so take full advantage of it.
 

Alexxx_Uber

Well-Known Member
Your choice, big guy!

You had one legitimately bad experience using your approach, and asked for advice here. But in the end, you are the only one who can make those decisions. Do whatever you think best.
I’m stock in a loop.
I want to work ride share.
I want to be safe.
I refuse some rides due to safety concerns.
Rider complains.
Lyft deactivating me.
I can’t work rideshare.
I like to work rideshare.

It’s complicated , looks like a rocket science how to manage this job ...
 

SuzeCB

Well-Known Member
That’s my whole point - if we feel unsafe about driving somewhere, why should we have Lyfts gun on our head to force us to do it? It’s not making sense at all. We need some actions here. We need to raise voices
It's illegal in NJ to refuse a ride because of the destination, not only an U/L rule. Taxis are subject to it, as well.

Considering all of your posts, I'm trying to figure out if you're just trolling. On the chance that you're not, this job obviously isn't for you, IMHO.
 

OtherUbersdo

Well-Known Member
From reading this and your other posts I have come to the conclusion that you are either trolling or to scared to live , let alone drive in NJ .

Trenton has some rough edges to be sure but come on . And let me get this straight it was a high crime area in Trenton with herds of deer roaming the street .

Stay home . Lock your doors .
 

Uber Crack

Well-Known Member
Author
Maybe research other posts on this topic on this forum as it has been discussed extensively and got pretty heated before. Don't take any comments personally. We are all different.
 

Ezridax

Well-Known Member
From reading this and your other posts I have come to the conclusion that you are either trolling or to scared to live , let alone drive in NJ .

Trenton has some rough edges to be sure but come on . And let me get this straight it was a high crime area in Trenton with herds of deer roaming the street .

Stay home . Lock your doors .
I got robbed by a dear once.
 

Christinebitg

Well-Known Member
If the app is on you're on Uber's insurance, you know for the bullet holes and stuff; and the life insurance if you are signed up with it.

I drive anyone anywhere. I used to turn the app off and go to where I felt more comfortable when I was new and didn't know certain areas but now I feel fine and safe. :smile:
When I was newer, I worried a bit about some of the tougher areas. After a while, I started to get comfortable with it. Personally I think it helps that I use trade dress. Anyhow, if there are thugs there, they know I'm not getting paid in cash.

Quick comment on the insurance issue. When the app is on and you're on line, there are three different situations, when you're not on a trip, when you're en route to a pickup, and when you have a rider in your car. The insurance coverage is different in all of them.

Christine
 

logistics

Member
Dude there is a cycle here. I don’t wanna give ride to pax bc there is 90% chance of problem. Now pax complains to Lyft and Lyft deactivate me ....
Maybe you shouldn't be a driver. Every job isn't for everyone. Why would you take a job if there is a 90% chance of a problem. How did you manage to support yourself before Rideshare?
 

Steve_TX

Well-Known Member
Just tell the Pax that there's a school near their address and you're not allowed within 1000 feet for safety reasons.
That or tell them your name is Mo White and your damn ankle monitor goes off like crazy anytime you're near a school.
 
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