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Do you mind if we ask you to drive faster?

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andsold
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 Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

I feel like drivers get annoyed when I tell them I am running late.

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    BillCarey
    18
     4 years ago

    No I don't mind

    After all it is just conversation

    I always answer that question with: I will drive as fast as it is safe and legal in the area we are in
    and that the last thing they want if they are in a hurry is to have us delayed by the police for a traffic ticket.

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      EjiEzeEze
      323 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

       I agree.  I get those requests but it's usually casual and courteous.  It's totally ok for people to at least ask.  I empathize with their situation, and I try to help them out within the boundaries of my comfort.  

      so it all depends on the context. be nice about it, and ask away.  It may change my driving habit and some decisions slightly.  Sure.  

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    Norm22
    53 Rider Driver
     4 years ago  (edited 4 years ago)

    The reality is it won't matter anyway. The app will tell you how long your trip will take. If thst is too long you are already late. It takes traffic and lights into account so unless it is 4 am not much time can be shaved off anyway. A 30 minute drive you can shave maybe a minute. Kind of like running to class after the bell has rung. You can run there, but you are still late.

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      jbauer
      397 Driver
       3 years ago

      One thing I learned over the years is that no matter how much you speed, you really don't save that much money. It's all psychology. If you drive at 60 mph instead of 50 mph, considering that you will be driving at high speeds only half the time, you will only save 1 mintue from a 10 minute drive.

      Driving in the city? Say in a ity where it takes 10 minutes to go 1.5 mile.  Most of the time is at red lights, stop signs, pedestrians, etc. Stepping on it between those obstacles, speeding up and down quickly, will not save you much time at all.

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    DmianBlair
    98
     4 years ago

    Yes, I mind.

    Uber/Lyft do not reimburse speeding tickets. In fact, too many of those could actually get us deactivated.

    So no, I will not be driving faster...

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      GregoryMoran
      10
       4 years ago

      Exactly, why would I risk getting a ticket and potentially losing my job just so a passenger is on time. Their fault in the first place for being late.

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      ShamedJames
      97
       4 years ago

      What if it were for extra cash.  $100 Benjamin.

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    dracomalfoy
    203 Driver
     4 years ago

    When people ask this, I drive slower :)

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    breakingbread
    274 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Not usually if you are not a jerk. I hate when people make me wait outside their building for 5 minutes and then tell me they are late. It's your fault not mine. I will not risk getting a ticket for that.

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      jeffrey1987
      75 Driver
       4 years ago

      right, this is one of my biggest pet peeves. dont make me wait and then get mad at me when YOU are late.

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     3 years ago

    Yes I would mind .Rent your own car and go as fast as you like


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    RobinH74
    41 Driver
     3 years ago

    I do get this question often. At least once a day, maybe once every 10~12 times. Most are genuine and harmless. I get it. Being late sucks.

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    justincases
    20
     4 years ago

    Is there a big tip involved? Throw me a $20 and I wil lget you there on time.