Sign the Petition
I started driving for Uber last year (2019) to earn some extra money to use towards some of my projects, paying my bills, and also to help save up some extra money to buy Christmas presents for my family. I also really enjoyed driving for Uber on the weekends and in my free time. I got to meet some really nice, interesting people and I also feel like I'm helping people out and making a difference, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, in helping to keep drunk drivers off of the roads. Since I started driving for Uber, I have completed well over 100 trips and also have over 100+ 5-Star ratings from my passengers. I am currently a Gold-Level Uber driver based on my feedback score and the number of points I have earned from completing trips.
Uber's only suggested "option" in order to be able to continue driving for them is for me to buy a newer vehicle! However, if I could afford to purchase a new vehicle, then chances are I would not need to drive for Uber to make some extra money in the first place! I have already tried contacting Uber Customer Support about this issue to see if they would be willing to make any exceptions, but unfortunately they told me that there was nothing they could do at this time. New York State already inspects my vehicle every year to ensure it is safe to be on the roads. On top of that, I maintain my car and replace parts on it as necessary to a level that goes well above and beyond what is minimally necessary to pass New York State Inspection. So, I'm not exactly sure WHY Uber has this arbitrary policy that drivers must own a vehicle that is less than 15 years old?
I would appreciate everyone's support and I hope you will all take the time to Sign the Petition and share it with all your friends and family! Thank you very much!