My ratings went from high 70's i.e. 4.76ish to 4.9 (for the week) by following an experienced driver's advice: stop picking up intoxicated people from the bars Fri. night and Sat. midnight into the wee hours of Sun. He was absolutely right. I thought rides for the drinkers were a community service as well as a chance to catch a surge trip and also, at least one drunk rider will hand me a cash tip. I'd like to continue doing that driving, but it seriously does drop my rating. I don't know how important the difference in rating is to Uber, but seems like they could make some kind of adjustment for driving the typical "drunk hours" vs other times. I've only had one gnarly rider that was under the influence in 6 months so I think that's great and don't mind at all, but don't want a lower rating. Maybe the rating doesn't matter that much? Or I should skip that time? Thoughts and your experience much appreciated, thanks in advance.