Recently I had a pick up where the rider was standing in a place where I was likely to get fined if I stopped (busy bus stop, police on the road). So I drove past the passenger and pulled into a driveway where I was less likely to be fined or cause an obstruction to buses. I messaged to rider and told them my position and that I had hazard lights on to help them find my car. It was only about 50 metres away from the rider. Anyway, after the trip my rating dropped significantly and I received this warning report from Uber: It goes on to say "..if you go to the pick up location the rider selected in the app, you can usually avoid these misunderstandings." So there you have it. I try to do the right thing by the law and Uber punishes me for it with a patronising report. And now, with a lower rating I am one step closer to deactivation from Uber as Uber requires I maintain a high rating. I have since asked Uber to remove the 'report' and they are refusing to do so. What is the deal here? If I get fined Uber takes no responsibility. If I do a legal pick up, the rider can complain, I lose ratings and then Uber sends me warnings and tells me I could be deactivated from Uber if this continues. On top of this Uber has made no (absolutely zero) effort to educate their riders on safe and legal pick ups. How hard would it be for Uber to add a reminder before people press the request button that says 'Please make sure you are not in a bus or taxi zone as the driver will be liable for all fines and demerit points'. But of course, Uber doesn't do that, why would they? They still get their massive 25% commission and bare no risk if we get fined. So the illegal pick ups continue to roll in. Uber wouldn't want to inconvenience a rider after all they may have to walk 50 metres and may decided to use public transport instead of booking an Uber. Currently I have several fines from being an Uber driver plus a court case coming up soon because rider took of his seat belt before the car came to a complete stop (without my knowledge as I was focused on driving). What sickens me most about all this is that Uber have been blatantly lying to me (their so called 'partner') for several months. Yes, they message me saying things like "we are working 24/7 to educate riders about facilitating safe and legal pick ups" Well guess what? I've been asking every single rider for the last 30 days and not a single rider has ever received any information from Uber about what is an acceptable and legal pick up location. So Uber's claims to be 'educating' riders is a complete lie. As far as I am concerned this means Uber has been deceiving partners and could be construed as negligence. I believe their deceitful conduct makes them partly responsible and liable for all my Uber-related fines as they are essentially misleading me and threatening me with termination (via the rating system) if I don't accept the risky and illegal pick ups.