Uber driver ‘nods’ while driving with 2-year-old girl in the back during nursery race
An UBER driver briefly “nodded” behind the wheel with a two-year-old girl in the back of the car during a race to nursery, it is claimed.
Dwayne Wilkins, 35, said he became alarmed by the man’s ‘erratic behavior’ as he and his niece Reneya made their way from Birmingham to Walsall in the West Midlands earlier this month.
Mr Wilkins claims the driver momentarily closed his eyes to the road, so he decided to film the incident, Birmingham live reports.
In the clip, the driver appears to “fall asleep” for a few seconds before continuing to drive.
The family said they complained to Uber and received a refund for the May 7 trip.
The company reportedly said it would take “appropriate action” against the driver.
Mr Wilkins said he had made the 13 mile trip with his niece via the M6 and noticed the car “continued to cross the lane”.
He told Birmingham Live: “I could see the driver’s eyes were closed. At first I thought he was looking at the navigation system but soon realized he was falling asleep.
“I tried to talk to him but he just mumbled back. If I was alone I could have gotten out of the vehicle, but I had my two year old niece with me. It was a very difficult scenario to live with.
“As we got off the M6, he was still doing it, so I decided to record him for proof.”
The man said he was concerned for his safety and that of his niece during the trip.
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Reneya’s mother Davida, 39, complained to Uber and the company offered a full refund for the trip.
Uber also said it has made changes to reduce the chances that its child will be paired with the same driver in the future.
A spokesperson for Uber said: “We are currently investigating this disturbing report. The safety of our customers, the drivers who use the Uber app, and the general public is a top priority for Uber, and any dangerous driving may result in drivers being removed from the app. “