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Adelaide passenger vows to stop using Uber for good after finding driver performing X-rated act behind the wheel

A young woman has vowed she will never use Uber again after catching a driver committing a lewd act while behind the wheel.

Tayla Pimlott, 26, was on a short trip from Adelaide’s CBD to the north-eastern suburb of Campbelltown one October afternoon when she says she noticed the driver pleasuring himself in the front seat.

She had just finished a long day at work and wanted to get home “quickly and quietly” instead of using public transport – but she soon found herself “fighting back tears”..

Ms Pimlott was in the back seat looking at her phone when she noticed a “subtle hand gesture” which made her look up and was instantly “petrified”..

Tayla Pimlott, 26 (pictured), was on a short trip to Adelaide one October afternoon when she claims she noticed the Uber driver performing a lewd act behind the wheel.

Tayla Pimlott, 26 (pictured), was on a short trip to Adelaide one October afternoon when she claims she noticed the Uber driver performing a lewd act behind the wheel.

“I could clearly see that (the Uber driver) had his penis out and he was masturbating,” she told Yahoo.

Ms Pimlott said about 100 thoughts ran through her mind at the time and she even considered getting out of the moving vehicle.

“There was a part of me that thought, ‘Oh, my God, I could die, I could be raped, this man could touch me,'” she said.

Although she admitted to hearing a “little voice” in her head telling her she might be overreacting, Ms Pimlott knew she had to do something..

Realizing she needed to prioritize her safety, she texted her mother and her boyfriend.

She was also able to capture footage of the man, which she hoped to use as evidence when she reported the incident to police.

Ms Pimlott said she sent a message to her mother because she was petrified

Ms Pimlott said she sent a message to her mother because she was petrified

Ms Pimlott remembered how her heart was pounding, but she pretended not to notice, afraid the driver would lash out if she confronted him.

When she arrived home, where her worried mother was waiting, she had to ask the driver to unlock the car doors.

“He turned completely around and looked at me and in the scariest voice I’ve ever heard, he said, ‘Thank you so much,'” she said.

Ms Pimlott, mortified, replied: “You’re welcome” and jumped out of the car, fearing that being anything other than polite would put her in danger.

She reported the incident to Uber and urged them to ban the driver. The company would not comment on whether this action was taken due to its “strict privacy notice.”

She also reported the incident to police, who she said arrested the man later that day.

Ms Pimlott said the driver was now “banned” from traveling to his home or work, but the scars from the ordeal remained.

She said her mental health had been significantly affected, adding that she would never use Uber again.

Uber condemned the driver’s alleged actions in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.

“What has been reported has no place in the Uber community or anywhere else,” a spokesperson said.

Uber condemned the driver's alleged actions in a statement, saying that

Uber condemned the driver’s alleged actions in a statement, saying “what has been reported has no place in the Uber community or anywhere else.”

“As soon as we were informed of this report, we immediately and permanently removed the driver partner’s access to the application.

“We’ve raised the bar for safety across the industry, including investing in cutting-edge technology and features to help improve passenger and driver safety on every journey.

“With our safety toolkit, passengers can contact emergency services, share their journey live with a loved one and each journey is tracked by GPS in real time.

“We continually look for ways to improve the safety of every ride and leverage this safety technology to support police business.”

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