I never chase chase the pink or the PT zones. I have the areas that I like to drive in and if I happen to get a PT, great. My experience has been that when there is a PT n effect the ride requests stop. I was told, when I started, that chasing the pink was a waste of time as it does not garentee
Best bet is to LEAVE APP OFF and aim to be in another [often] busy area that ISN'T surging/power zoning at the moment. You'll be available and in the thick of it once your area starts to surge and all the other ants are trolling around in the former surge area that is now white as a ghost and over populated with drivers who quickly killed the surge.
It's about being patient, thinking ahead, driving smarter, and realizing that all surges will pass - just like a deadly noxious fart that your entitled, evil pax kindy gifts you with right before exiting your vehicle.
1. Never chase the pink
2. Know when it will Prime and be there first.
3. Be north of the target are where the pings are coming from
4. Be on a MAIN st.
5. most importantly, USE THE RIDER app. Hard to get pings when you are in a clump of ants.
Algorithm goes like this Proximity through route, Driver rating. The better your DR the more pings you will get and thus make more money