The following are some drawbacks to using Uber:
- The vehicles used by Uber drivers are not owned by the company. Drivers operate their own personal vehicles. Uber does not require drivers to operate any particular vehicle make and model.
- Uber drivers typically do not meet the same licensing and inspection requirements that apply to other traditional taxi and limousine services.
- Uber riders are uninformed of the drivers and their driving histories. If the driver is a chronic speeder, tailgater or operates in a reckless manner, there may be a higher risk of an accident.
- Although Uber fares are normally lower than traditional taxis, the company reserves the right to implement surge pricing during periods of peak demand.