It's official: ridesharing is here to stay. No matter where you go, there are now vehicle services that can pick you up and take you wherever you need to go at any time. Uber, Lyft, Via, and a slew of other ridesharing services are among the most popular. While you're likely to have ridden in a ridesharing before, there are a few things to keep in mind. Use these pointers to make the most of your trip.
Is it better to tip or not to tip?
That is the issue. The majority of ridesharing apps allow you to tip your driver for their services. And, while ridesharing is still a new phenomenon, you can tip the same way you would for any other service—if you feel so inclined, add a few dollars to your total cost as a tip.
“Should you really be talking about that right now?” is rideshare etiquette. Always keep in mind that the person driving you around can hear everything you say. Simply keep this in mind as you take phone calls and converse with your fellow backseat passengers. It's entirely up to you how you conduct yourself and what you say, but your driver is unlikely to care about the date you had last Friday or the mole you just had removed. Always be nice. Also, don't be a jerk.
How to keep safe while riding with a ridesharing company: Most rideshare firms conduct extensive background checks on their drivers. However, if you ever feel unsafe, notify the driver to his or her firm so that others do not have the same experience. And, as usual, notify your local authorities if things get out of hand.
Do you want to work as a rideshare driver?
Ridesharing can be a terrific way to supplement your income during the holidays, and some people have even turned it into a job. If you're thinking about becoming a rideshare driver, do your homework beforehand. Most rideshare firms conduct thorough background checks and require drivers to drive newer models of automobiles.
Congratulations to the drivers! You've just made the switch from being a ridesharing passenger to being a rideshare driver. Use these brief recommendations to make the most of your new role:
First and foremost, stay careful behind the wheel!
Your passengers are entitled to a safe and comfortable travel. Don't force it. If you get tired of driving, it's time to call it a night. This isn't the time to test your limits.
Determine the situation.
Some passengers will want to converse, while others will not. To ensure that your guests enjoy a comfortable ride, test this out on a case-by-case basis.
Find your comfort zone.
There will inevitably be more ridesharing riders in some places than in others. Station your car there for pick-up, but make sure you're familiar with the area so you can navigate the various neighbourhoods with ease.