Passenger takes the wheel after drunk Uber driver passes out
Bengaluru, Sep 15: The safety concerns of passangers in app based cab sevices has always been debatable. In a fresh incident that seems to justjify the debate, a passenger had to drive himself home after the Uber driver passed out from excessive alcohol consumption.
In a Twitter post, an user named Surya Oruganti wrote that he boarded an Uber cab from the Bengaluru international airport but soon realised that the driver was in a inebriated cocndition. The passenger had to move over the driver and take the wheels himself. He also shot a video of the drunk driver and posted it on Twitter. He claims that the driver wa not the same person as showed in the app while booking the cab.
@Uber_India, the ride back from Bangalore airport was not quite what I expected. The driver was drunk and drowsy. I had to pull the car over to the side and I drove all the way home. Pic with the driver in the rider seat passed out.— Surya Oruganti (@suryaoruganti) September 9, 2018
You need to fix this @Uber , @Uber_Support pic.twitter.com/G7LB0caeTM
The Uber safety team, as claimed by Surya, reached out to him after 20 hours and asked him not to drive the cab due to safety issues and instead cancel the ride and report it to the concerened authority.