Rideshare drivers see a lot of things behind the wheel. Whether it is on the road or in their back seat, they have many stories to tell. A rideshare driver’s most important job is to get their passengers from point A to point B safely. People use Lyft, Uber, and other rideshare platforms to commute, run errands, and for fun. When people have too much to drink, they order a ride. Many people choose to ring in the New Year with a glass of bubbly in their hand before needing a ride home.
No one plans on drinking too much, ...read more
A white winter is beautiful, but it can come with dangerous weather conditions. Winter can be one of the scariest times of the year for people on the road, especially for those traveling. Even those who have been through many cold winters should be careful in poor or dangerous road conditions. Rideshare drivers are unfortunately more susceptible to accidents due to the long hours they spend on the road. Here our our top tips to help you avoid any collisions this winter.
As a driver and passenger on the Uber and Lyft platforms, my top concern is always the safety of riders and drivers. I frequently think about how things have changed over the past few decades with the proliferation of app based services such as ride hailing companies. Do you all remember the advice you received from your parents when you were a child? “Whatever you do, don't get into a stranger’s car!” Well, millions of people do exactly the opposite by getting in a car with a complete stranger to the tune of about 5 million times a day. Granted, ...read more
Uber has changed how transportation systems work. People have come to depend on ridesharing to get to and from work, run errands, and go out for a night on the town. Rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, capitalize on people’s dependency by utilizing surge pricing. It crops up during the busiest times of the day: rush hour, bar close, and bad weather in particular. With the holiday season right around the corner, people are equally in need of getting around, and surge pricing is at an all time high.
Surge pricing is dictated by demand, which is dictated by an ...read more
Christmas is a busy two days for everyone. For the drivers who decide to work on Christmas, it can be a very lucrative work day. When Christmas falls during the week, Uber drivers should plan on being extra busy on December 24; many people still have to go to work that day on top of the other holiday festivities.
Drivers who want to make a little extra money or who don’t have any holiday plans, driving over Christmas could be the perfect way to spend the time. Christmas Day is not the busiest day during the holiday week; however, Christmas ...read more