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As a Uber Lyft driver, do you typically pick an area or go all over the city?

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 Posted 3 years, 9 months ago


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    77 Driver
     3 years ago

    You just kind of go where the app tells you. Often I will start in a certain location where I know I am apt to get a good ride but then from there you tend to go where the app takes you with some exceptions. I sometimes will cancel rides if they are taking me to a really bad location or are super short. Also sometimes you do have to drive back to a more populated location to get a request.

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    37 Driver
     3 years ago

    Driving an Uber is all about maximizing your time. We go wherever we can get the most rides without wasting time.

    This sounds easy. You'd think we can just pick a place we like and stay there all day.  People forget that we have to leave that area to carry the passenger.  It usually doesn't make sense to drive all the way back to our "favorite spot." 

    Every driver has his or her technique but I have a few favorite spots, and try to get to those locations.  These may be general areas or specific places like transportation hubs (train stations), colleges, town centers, etc.  The tricky thing is that these need to be adjusted depending on the day and time.