This Uber driver might get his license cancelled after he accidentally drives down a staircase while trying to get to a property.
The driver drove down a staircase at 6.30am on Hall Street in Bondi beach, thinking it was a driveway to nearby apartments. He said: “I mean it looks like a driveway in, so what happened?”
He was then stuck on the staircase and was left hanging in the balance. Meanwhile, the people around had something unusual to witness. Luckily, the driver was safe and his Audi Q3 was towed away.
“All the wheels were off the floor so he couldn’t reverse,” witness Oscar Fowler said.
“He was just flustered.”
He added: “It was a bit of shock, the bloke was just sitting in his car though. No one got hurt or anything.”
Another witness said: “(He) came out to make some money as an Uber driver, but he’ll be getting an Uber home.”
The stairs had to be repaired because of the damages. However, the police have said that the driver might get away without any charges.
At least the driver’s mishap may have not been spotted by anyone requesting a ride – as it turns out the little cars you see on Uber maps are not the ones you are requesting for.
It turns out they’re actually just a graphical representation of the potential cars that are out there, and Uber instead uses ‘best matching’ to connect riders with drivers, rather than the closest ride to you – meaning the driver in Bondi hopefully didn’t display on screen as a stationery car stuck on a staircase.
“Our goal is for the number of cars and their location to be as accurate as possible in real time,” an Uber spokesperson told
“Latency is one reason this is not always possible. Another reason is that the app only shows the nearest eight cars to avoid cluttering the screen.
“Also, to protect the safety of drivers, in some volatile situations, the app doesn’t show the specific location of individual cars until the ride is requested.”
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