Isn't it true that passengers "game" the system every time they request a ride from you when you are over 15 minutes away? You are pretty much guaranteed to lose money on such a ride, and I've encountered riders who know it and will cancel the request if they have a short ride and the driver has a long one. They get it. Of course, most riders don't give a shit. And, with Uber, I don't either, and learned on here you can just accept and immediately cancel an Uber ride, and it doesn't count against you. I have a 95% accepatance rate with Uber, I'm not worried about deactiviation. But, with Lyft it's different, if you want your weekly bonus (the only way to make money with their piss poor charges for rides where I am) you have to have a 90% acceptance rating for the week, and if you accept and cancel it's a strike against you. If the same dumb ass rider requests you over and over again after you have cancelled, all the strikes count, and Lyft won't do anything about it. I just confirmed that with a string of emails. So, here's what I do, and I'm sure it's been mentioned before. Accept the ride, then just don't go there, and wait for the rider to cancel. Turn on the Uber app and accept a good Uber request. Don't answer the Lyft call or text, of course. And, here's another way to go about it. There's some nearby small towns in my area, and you'll often get requests to drive 18, 25, hell, last night I got 2 requests for over 45 minute arrival times! For those, accept and wait for rider to cancel. If it's the town nearby and I get a request and take it, and the rider takes a short ride, I rate them a 3, so Lyft will never pair me up with them again. I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but it's the only way I see to "Game" Lyft and riders back for them trying to insist that it's always drivers always drivers who get the short end of the stick. Maybe when those riders see their options for drivers and their ratings shrink, they'll star to understand, you don't get to take advantage of drivers every time you want a ride.