Do Uber (and taxi) drivers really pee in bottles?
The Guru Take
First rule is to not talk about it
I knew the day would come when someone asks this question. This is a question that has plagued for many years way before Uber drivers. Think taxi driver on long shifts, particularly those who drive the cities like Manhattan. (less places to stop)
This is one of those things that not many people think about it. This is one of those things you may think about it once in a while, but decide to stop thinking about it. Amongst drivers, it's also something they try to not talk about.
So, the answer? Yeah, it's a thing.
Despite the fact that it doesn't seem sanitary (and gross to think it's in the cabin with you), it does make sense and comes with one great advantage for the drivers, i.e. maximizing the time they are making money. Less stopping, more money. (This used to be more true with taxi drivers who often leased their cars by the hour.)
It's also known that they use diapers and catheters. There are ones designed for long-distance drivers like truck and bus drivers.