Uber Eats delivery driver caught working without a driving licence or insurance


Image credit: Widnes Police

Cheshire Police (Widnes area) have reported an Uber Eats delivery driver for working on the platform without a driving licence or insurance.


The unnamed driver was stopped enroute to deliver a McDonald's order to a customer who booked the food through the Uber Eats app.

Roadside investigations found that the driver did not have a valid UK driving licence, therefore having no motor insurance either.


The vehicle was recovered and the driver was reported to court for the offence.


Officers from the force used social media to highlight the find, with some members of the public taking the opportunity to fire back some witty comments.

One man wrote: "Bet the driver got himself into a right Mcflurry when he saw those flashing blue lights in his mirror."


Another wrote: "Absolute chicken nugget he is! Although on the upside, now he's got 6 points, he just needs one more for a free coffee."


Not everyone cared to comment with a humorous tone though, with one man writing: "Shouldn't these restaurants and takeaways be checking they have licences etc before they hand over the food?"


Another pointed the responsibility towards Uber, writing: "You would think that Uber would at least want proof of a licence."


A spokesperson for Widnes Police, said: "Apologies if you're expecting a McDonald's delivery from Uber Eats any time soon. Your driver didn't have a driving licence or insurance. Vehicle recovered and driver reported to court."

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