Attacks on Uber drivers by drunken passengers has increased and the car service has come up with a preventive measure.
Uber will use classic tactics of distraction to keep drunken passengers from abusing drivers. Uber will provide the drunken passengers with the children's toy Bop It to keep them occupied.
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In this way the sober drivers don't have to put up with any abuse. The toys will be provided to Uber drivers for the tipsy especially in the North Carolina city of Charlotte. The Uber service on the San Francisco front has grown quickly in the last six years.
Joe Sullivan is the chief security officer of the ride-hailing service. According to Sullivan the Folks in Charlotte have found Bop It to be a great way to keep drunk riders entertained.
In this way the passengers cannot distract their driver during the Uber ride. Sometimes drunken Uber passengers can forget their manners. The adults behave in ways that can put the most toddlers to shame. So using toys to keep the drunken occupied seems a great way to handle them.
Currently Uber is operating in 300 cities in 58 countries around the world. With so many passengers it’s understandable some miscreants forget about the driver.
Intoxicated passengers are a danger of the job for Uber drivers. Many Uber drivers have gone on forums to vent their frustrations over drunken customers.
Some videos have appeared online of drunken passengers behaving violently toward drivers. Bop it feature colorful knobs, buttons and levers which test a player's rhythm and coordination.
Some drivers in Seattle have also been installing passenger-facing mirrors. People are more likely to self-moderate their behavior if they see their own reflection.