Uber Speeding Ticket Policy
Last Updated on January 18, 2017 by Rideshare Community Support
Driver Concern: ★Uber Speeding Ticket Policy★
Community Response Updated 1/2017:
Every Uber ride should be safe and lawful, but that’s not always going to be the case. If a driver is given a ticket by law enforcement just because they are operating on the Uber platform, then Uber will handle. Many drivers in the past have been targeted by police just because they felt it was illegal to operate this type of service and the driver was given a ticket.
The Uber driver didn’t violate any traffic laws, they simply got a ticket because they were driving/working Uber at that time. This type of incident Uber will stand by their driver and assist them with representation and paying off the ticket.
▸Speeding Ticket Policy: On the other hand, if an Uber driver has been ticketed for a moving violation like running a red light or stop sign, illegal U-turn, neglecting to yield, speeding, etc., Uber will not assist the driver in any kind of way.
▸Speeding Was Rider Fault: This is what we hear quite often when drivers are complaining of getting a speeding ticket that the rider insisted they speed. The problem with this is that, you should not be letting any rider persuade you into breaking the law or being a danger to yourself, them and other drivers on the road. Not only are you breaking the law, but this is a huge safety concern and liability to Uber. Uber will not be taking care of your citation for speeding because of your own poor judgement. Sorry.
▸Telling The Ride NO!: If your rider is asking you to speed, then you need to let them know that your job is to get them to their destination safely. And you will not be breaking the law or putting them and others in danger just because they need to get to their destination faster. Certainly some riders might threaten a low rating if you don’t do as they say, and unfortunately there’s nothing you can do about that nor will Uber erase the bad rating. However, you should much rather get a low rating vs paying for a speeding ticket or worse having a wreck and hurting somebody.
▸Ending The Ride Early: If a rider is giving you a hard time about your driving and or requesting you to speed, you have every right to end the ride early and request the passenger to exist your vehicle. Especially, after you have advised them that you will not be speeding. You should pull over to a safe location when doing so. Make sure you write in to Uber support and let them know what has transpired.
☛Get Help: If you have received a citation for no apparent reason because you were driving on the Uber system. Please log in to your account over at https://help.uber.com from there you will be able to send a copy of your ticket along with a brief description of what happened. Uber has a special department that will handle this and follow up with you usually within 24 hours via phone. Remember, Uber will not help with any other type of moving or non-moving violations.