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‘Would never lie to the police’: Uber Eats delivery driver's false claims exposed as police report insurance offences

Updated: Jul 1

Image credit: Beds, Cambs & Herts Road Policing Unit

The Beds, Cambs & Herts Road Policing Unit reported a man for insurance offences after first denying delivering on the Uber Eats platform.

The driver of a silver Toyota assured officers he was not engaged in food deliveries and "would never lie to the police".

However, evidence within the car painted a different story. A takeout package, prominently featuring an Uber Eats receipt, contradicted the driver’s claim. The takeaway was found in the footwell of the vehicle, bringing into question his original claim.

As a result, the driver was reported for insurance offences.

Uber Eats drivers require a specific type of insurance to legally operate their vehicles while delivering food. Private hire insurance covers drivers when they are transporting goods for hire and reward, which is different from standard personal car insurance. It ensures that the driver is covered while they are working.

Beds, Cambs & Herts Road Policing Unit said on social media: “Good evening from RP23. The driver of this vehicle promised us that he wasn’t doing food deliveries and “would never lie to the police!”

“The take away in the footwell with the receipt displayed on it suggested otherwise. Driver reported for insurance offences.”


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