Uber drivers are like sitting ducks, much like their passengers. I have no love loss for Uber drivers not the people that use the service. On both sides you have people that seek some reward, one needs a ride somewhere the other needs money. On the surface it all makes sense, between two friends, such an exchange happens all the time. With Uber, the exchange is between a non-professional driver, that person has nothing more that a divers license and has, with little effort, signed up to “drive” for Uber. Hmmm, how much thought did any of that take. In the back seat is Me, you, your mom, etc…. We expect the person in the driver’s seat to act like a driver. Can they drive like a wild psycho? Oh yeah, there really is no regulation because the whole disruptive venture is ahead of government. Remember CABs? People needed a license to drive a CAB. They are licensed as a commercial livery driver by their state, it’s an extra step that’s a pain.
I hate Uber because they are irresponsible and run from their responsibility. I hate Uber because they are, like so many others in Silicon Valley, fake “disruptors”, that is a company that enters a market, destroys legitimate businesses, and takes profits without regard to public safety and the community it impacts. They don’t feel they should be responsible for issues, problems or death. It’s laughable. In a recent paid for advertisement, the new CEO attempts to convey an air of positive change. I don’t buy it. I do like the CEO, I do believe him, I don’t think the company has or will change.
So read the below and gain perspective. People like you/me drive Uber cars.
Shocking video shows a man being pinned between two cars in the middle of a busy Brooklyn street during a violent road rage incident Tuesday, and police say they’re looking for the hit-and-run driver.
The victim, an Uber driver who wanted to remain anonymous, said he was driving on a bustling Norman Avenue in Greenpoint at about 1:30 p.m. when another driver in a white car with Florida license plates started screaming at him, then cut him off.
“I didn’t let him in my lane, and he forced himself in front of my lane,” the victim recounted Wednesday, sporting wounds from the incident.
“He was just very violent, very aggressive.”
Both men got out of the car, video shows, and the other driver took out a box cutter, swinging it at the cabbie several times.
The attacking driver then reached into the victim’s car and took the keys. The victim, who had just started his job as an Uber driver and was determined to get back his keys, rushed after the other man and held onto the driver’s door. That man hit the gas, pinning the victim against a van alongside him and flipping him into the air before screeching off.
“I didn’t know he was gonna hit the gas,” the victim said Wednesday, sporting wounds from the incident.
The NYPD said the video is a good reminder that drivers should stay in their vehicles when encountering other aggressive drivers and take down the information of the other driver, if necessary. In the meantime, police are searching for the suspect.
“The video is pretty key,” said NYPD Lt. Rachael Kosak. “As you can see, it’s gone pretty much viral. We’re able to get the plates off of it. We’re able to get some witnesses off it. We’re able to tell a story.”
Kosak said they’ve already heard some tips through their Crime Stoppers line, but is encouraging anyone to that may have additional information to call the hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Photo Credit: News 4 NY
Source: NBC San Diego