Worst Uber Horror Stories

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For those who may not know, Uber is a worldwide, online, private taxi system which employs freelance drivers using their own cars. Most passengers rave about the convenience, quality and price. But, it’s not all a rosy picture. Here are some of the worst horror stories published online about Uber drivers. The names have been omitted to protect the guilty…
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In Chicago, 2014, a woman was picked up by an Uber driver unsure of the route to the woman’s home. So, she took the front seat to give directions. Big mistake. Allegedly, the driver began making advances and fondling the woman’s legs and breasts.
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In September, 2013, an Uber driver in NYC picked up a passenger by Lincoln Center and, by the end of the ride downtown, managed to scare the wits out of her by showing her a picture on his phone taken an HOUR before the pickup. Creepy…
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In October, 2014, an Uber passenger in San Francisco was allegedly attacked by his driver with a hammer. The dispute arose, unsurprisingly, over the amount of the fare and the tip. Either way, it cost the passenger full use of his right eye…
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In June 2014 an UberX driver (a discounted service run under the Uber brand umbrella) in San Francisco allegedly punched a passenger in the face. After an investigation, Uber admitted it had not run a background check on the driver. You get what you pay for?…
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In June, 2013, an Uber driver, after picking up an interracial couple in Washington, DC, became enraged when the pair began kissing in the back seat. He allegedly punched the man in the face but calmed down only when told the couple were married. Uber denies the incident ever happened…
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In March, 2013, in Washington, D.C., an Uber driver (reportedly a native of the Mid-East) allegedly started ranting about homosexuals and Americans in general after the passenger innocently burped. The passenger jumped out of the car at a red light, but the driver managed to grab him, slap his face and spit at him.
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In October, 2014, a woman in LA claims she was picked up by her Uber X driver and, instead of taking her home just a few miles away, drove to a secluded spot more than 20 miles further. The woman claims she was kidnapped and was unable to open her doors. A passerby witnessed her distress and called police. Uber later refunded the woman’s fare and apologized for “the inefficient route.”
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In July, 2014, several Uber passengers in Washington D.C, got into the car and the driver immediately took off on a harrowing, 20 minute drive, weaving in and out of traffic at high speed. When he finally stopped and let the passengers out, the driver explained he was trying to escape from a Taxi inspector who was threatening him with jail.
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Worst Uber Horror Stories

In the worst story so far, in January 2014, a six-year-old child was struck and killed by a Uber vehicle in San Francisco. That part is not in dispute, Whether the driver was actually logged in to the service and “on duty” at the time is. The case is still being investigated…
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