Chances are, you’ve taken an Uber before – 95 million people used the app monthly in 2018 alone. And that’s just one of the ride-sharing apps that you have to choose from when you need to get somewhere. Whether you prefer Uber or one of its main competitors, Lyft, you know what it’s like to be a passenger in these modern taxis. But what’s it like to be behind the wheel of a rideshare vehicle? As it turns out, Uber and Lyft drivers have a lot to say about their experiences. These are 40 of their most surprising thoughts, tips and secrets.
40. Your post-ride rating matters – a lot
After your Uber or Lyft ride finishes, you have a chance to rate and compliment your driver. Of course, you shouldn’t bulk up your review if the ride was truly terrible. Otherwise, you should keep in mind that it matters how many stars you give. An anonymous driver told website Popsugar in 2017, “If you rate us less than five stars, it’s as if you’re asking the company to fire us slowly. Drivers are deactivated if their rating falls below 4.5 or 4.6.”