Disabled Comedian Ted Shiress Refused Uber In Cardiff On NYE


A disabled man refused an Uber ride home from a Cardiff party on New Year’s Eve has said he is convinced it was because of his cerebral palsy.

Ted Shiress, who walks with a frame, said the taxi driver drove off after being asked to move closer so he could get in the car.

The 30-year-old said his friend was then charged a £4 cancellation fee for not using the ride.

Mr Shiress said he was “used to things like this happening”, adding “you get a bit jaded after a while”.

Uber has since apologised to Mr Shiress on Twitter.

 

Source: Disabled Comedian Ted Shiress Refused Uber In Cardiff On NYE

One thought on “Disabled Comedian Ted Shiress Refused Uber In Cardiff On NYE

  1. While Uber has apologised and I hope Teds friend was reimbursed the cancellation fee of £4. In fact this should never have been charged as the ride was not cancelled by Ted or his friend, but was done so by the Uber driver.

    Surely the Uber driver should be named and shamed and also made to pay compensation to Ted and his friend. Only by this will people like this driver be made aware that these actions are not acceptable.

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