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Late Night Heroes | Night Drivers

Discussion in 'Advice' started by Clarity, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity

    Location:
    NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    Who else prefers to drive at night? What are your reasons?

    Pros:
    1. Less cars on the road, so it's less overwhelming.
    2. If I happen to get a destination to any of the 5 boroughs of NY, I'd much rather drive there at night. NY traffic is more tolerable at night for me. Less pedestrians too.
    3. Driving until sunrise can be a beautiful and peaceful experience.
    4. Freaks come out at night (can be entertaining, fun to talk to, if they make a mess it's like you get a bonus for the clean up fee if the clean up is easy)
    5. I get to show off my Uber/Lyft LED light since it stands out better at night

    Cons:
    1. ALWAYS someone with highbeams or their regular headlights are as bright as highbeams. Mirror flipping is your best friend if they're behind you.
    2. Freaks come out at night (drunk pax can be rude or dangerous, more likely to have a vomiting pax, sexy time in the backseat which may be awkward to some drivers, drunk/angry drivers on the road) Surprisingly and usually it's not that bad for me. I've only had to clean up vomit once so far.
    3. It may take longer to find a 24 hr gas station depending where you are
    4. Depending on where you are, it may take a little longer to get pings. You may be a bit impatient at first if you're used to working in the daytime. Helps to have Uber & Lyft on and overtime you'll learn what areas to hang around.

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  2. Yessss . . .
    " I Love the Night"-B.O.C.
    1.) no traffic
    2.) cooler
    3.) uninstall interrior lights to hide seat stains . . .
    4.) people arent in a hurry
    5.) fewer drivers
     

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  3. I mostly drive at night because I have a full time job during the day and at night that’s when my daughters are sleeping.
    I’ll catch up on sleep when I retire.

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  4. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    They say I have 3k late night trips but it's been stuck there for a while. Much more money to be made late night. less traffic and more demands, wheels turn faster making more cabbage.
     
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  5. Clarity

    Clarity

    Location:
    NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    YES I love that song! Also yes it is cooler.

    Wow you got 500 of those?! I only have one. I feel like pax forget they can hit those buttons.

    3K wow...reminds me that I’m still a noob. I haven’t even made it to 1K with drives alone on either app hehe
     
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  6. HotUberMess

    HotUberMess

    Location:
    Orlando
    Fewer cars, shorter lights or all greens = more miles per hour covered = more dollars per hour
     
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  7. BlueManOC

    BlueManOC

    Location:
    OC
    Most of my trips have been at night except for the weekends since I have a reg job, but I have 1295 rides on lyft and 474 on Uber in 5.5 months
     
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  8. That’s not a badge. That badge is “late night hero” I think.

    This one is under achievements. It’s just UBER keeping track of our “greatness”.
     
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  9. Coachman

    Coachman

    Location:
    DFW
    Driving:
    UberX
    I used to drive a lot at night. Not so much this past year. I have a special somebody I've been hooking up with during the evenings. :p
     
  10. jgiun1

    jgiun1

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    100% night driver
    The only bad side is the paxhole drunks....and you have to watch your speeds, because it's mainly cops and u.
     

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  11. Z129

    Z129 Moderator

    I really want one of those late night hero badges.
     
  12. jgiun1

    jgiun1

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I want a cool music....will trade

    16 bucks a month for Sirius and not one
     
  13. $16.00 bucks a month !
    I pay by the year.
    They " claim" they dont do that.

    Young company.
    You can cut a deal . . .

    Same with tv.
    Use Dish network, threaten them with cable. Have Everything. $60.00 a month less.
    They always find a way . . .
     
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  14. jgiun1

    jgiun1

    Location:
    Pittsburgh

    They gave me a deal for switching from old car of 50 bucks the whole year from May 2017 until May "18".......been charging my card 16 bucks a month for subscription since then.
     
  15. Surgeio

    Surgeio

    Location:
    Maui, Hawaii
    Driving:
    UberX
    This job can get interesting after 10:00 pm. Id say 90% of my dashcam archives are between 10:00 pm and 1:00 am.

    Pros:
    Interesting pax
    Valet attendants are more chill
    Less chance of a beach pickup

    Cons:
    Sprinklers in the resort corridors
    Costco gas is closed
    More pax want to make drive thru stops.
     
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  16. HotUberMess

    HotUberMess

    Location:
    Orlando
    Do this: call Sirius and tell them you don’t want it any more, it’s too expensive.

    They’ll cut the price. Pay for a year at once.

    This works when you’re signing on to a gym, too.
     
  17. Uber Crack

    Uber Crack

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    Have one of mine ;)
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  18. CvilleUber

    CvilleUber

    Location:
    Charlottesville, VA
    Driving:
    UberXL
    After you say expensive - tell them your friend got it for less than $60 for the year... they'll find the deal he got
     
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  19. AnointedOne

    AnointedOne

    Location:
    Dallas
    I mostly drive on weekend nights as I have a full time job.
     

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  20. Yep I’m definitely a night driver 99% of the time. I love it.

    No traffic. Less chance of accidents. Less gas usage. Less competition from other drivers so I’m always busy.

    I also do it because my kids are sleeping and I don’t have to worry too much about them.

    I also like that there’s almost 0% chance of getting a grocery store pickup or an uppity witch yelling at me because she’s late for work. People are more ‘relaxed’ at night.

    With the good comes the bad of an occasional belligerent drunk or vomit fee.
     

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