This morning I encountered a horrible Uber driver, and it had me wondering how these guys keep driving.
Here's what happened:
I pull up behind an Uber driver who is stopped at a light, first in line. He's on the lane markers so he's taking up two lanes. Light turns green, he keeps driving on two lanes, for a while, at half the posted speed limit. Eventually he realizes he's taking up two lanes, so he applies the brakes, which is great because we were already almost stopped. He eventually merges into an actual lane, the middle one.
I attempt to pass when my lane is clear, but nope, the road starts turning *slightly* left, and he starts drifting back into my lane. Great. This guy can't drive in a straight line but he's trying to hit his apex on a multi-lane road.
Half his car ends up in my lane again, forcing me to slow down again and abort my pass attempt to avoid being sideswiped. I honk, which causes him to panic, slam the brakes and weave into the right lane, forcing a car in the right lane to slam his brakes in order to avoid a collision.
This all happened on a relatively straight road, doing around 25kmh in a 50kmh zone. He had a passenger riding shotgun who didn't seem to be having a good time.
I eventually pass him, we enter a bridge with moderate traffic, so he was visible in my rear view for a few minutes. He was driving on the left lane, pacing a bus in the right lane, and nearly sideswiped that bus a half dozen times. Bus driver honked, raised arms, tried to gap him but Uber driver seemed to inadvertently pace the bus no matter what.
I don't know how Uber rating system works, but do bad drivers like that eventually stop getting hired due to poor reviews?