Yesterday was a day to remember for me! I was sent to pick up on three different occasions, underage riders. I cancelled all the trips after confirming that their were no adults present at the pick up point. One parent called me and tried to convince me it was ok because other uber drivers do it all the time.
Having been my first time experiencing this, I found myself trying to figure out which option to choose to cancel the trips. My three choices I chose was
- Fraudulent rider request
- No show.
Today I called and talked to Uber support and tried to convince them to add an option for:
"Underage rider; no adult present. "
After reading all the stories we drivers need a clear and quick way to identify accounts that are abusing our service.
The Uber representive took my suggestion and told me that until this issue is resolved to use “no show” when there is no adult present. This will provide us drivers some $ for a bad request.
Do not use any other form of cancel if you want to get some financial compensation.
If you are a driver who can care less what packages are in your back seat and take minors for the $$$, if you have an underaged rider in your vehicle and have an accident, get pulled over, have a parent trying to get his kid back in a custody battle, have a run away kid in your vehicle, you will lose way more than a few bucks…
You stand to lose:
- Your vehicle
- Access to Uber and other transportation platforms
- Access to your own minor children
And on and on…
It’s not worth it. Quit accepting minor passengers.