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I heard Uber drivers like rain. Why is that?

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KirstenGH
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 Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

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    Kabe
    224 Driver
     2 years ago

    What's better than rain? A snowstorm during evening rush hour.

    Massive all-encompassing surge, and long-duration drives at high per-minute rates.smile

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      mboscorelli
      250 Rider
       2 years ago

      LOL.  Why stop there?!  Hurricane and hailstorm are my favorites.

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        JPoland
        179 Driver Driver
         2 years ago

        Why stop there?  Magnitude 9 earthquakes are the best!  Virtually no drivers out and many emergency responders have to get around

        Did I go too far? 😜

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    KristenJanetKim
    318 Rider Driver
     2 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

    I don’t like driving in the rain, so I drive much less. I’m afraid of getting into an accident. I’ve already been in an accident since becoming a rideshare driver (not my fault, not due to rain, but it took 4 weeks to get my car repaired). Couldn’t do Uber, Lyft or kid rides. All I could do was DoorDash with the insurance-provided rental car and I wasn’t about to rent another car to drive.

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    290 Driver Driver
     2 years ago

    Simple.  It gets super busy.  People try to get out of the rain and start calling cabs.

    This is true, very true, in most major cities, where people have the option to walk to places.  In the suburbs, perhaps not as much.

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    AsStibelDude
    651 Driver
     2 years ago

    There's almost always surge when it rains.  

    It's like the rain paints our map red (with surge).

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      JPoland
      179 Driver Driver
       2 years ago

      I bet the colorful surge map matches very well the weather map. :)

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    BrianTheScrewDriver
    442 Driver Driver
     2 years ago

    well, I frankly don't like wet shoes and boots, but yeah...you do make more money.  

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    Bigfrank
    440 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    I love when it rains because I look for people standing by a huge collection of water and then I splash them . Lol