- A woman has been banned from using a taxi-hailing app after videos of her removing a driver's mask and coughing on him went viral
- The rider then claimed that the driver was trying to kidnap her and her friends and later dropped them on a highway
- She then did a live video on Instagram saying she will be using Lyft but the company has since banned her from its platform
A woman in the US who once coughed on an Uber driver has been banned by another online taxi company, Lyft.
Initial reports of the lady and hs friends mistreating their driver and also coughing on him left so many disgusted by her act.
Upon seeing how bad the story was, the culprit twisted the story by claiming that the driver had tried to kidnap her and later dropped her in a different area.
The lady then went on her social media page and did a live video on Instagram where she talked about removing the driver's mask and coughing on his driver.
She acknowledged that what she did was wrong but however said that the whole situation could have been avoided if the driver did not drop her and her friends at the right place.
On top of that, she also said that she will be suing Uber company and has resulted in using Lyft cab.
However, the online company reacted to the girl's behaviour by removing her from their platform, meaning she cannot use their services.
They also issued a statement on Twitter on the same:
''Although this incident did not involve the Lyft platform, the unacceptable treatment of the driver in this video compelled us to permanently remove the rider from the Lyft community.
Driving in a pandemic is not easy. Please wear a mask, respect one another, and be a good person,'' read the post.
Here are some reactions concerning the ban by the taxi company:
''Great now public transportation users will have to deal with her.''
''I would suggest she buys a bike but I think the bike would remove her too.''
''Mad respect for Lyft! Hoping the Uber driver is okay! To the girl, yeah I said you need to learn manners, understand the world does not revolve around you, and how to speak clearly.''
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