Ask Your Uber Driver This Important Question
I’m pretty much an Uber expert, as I’ve taken well over 100 rides and (separately) ordered over 100 for my dad (he doesn’t drive anymore, so when I’m not in town these are his wheels). In no way is Uber perfect, but it has cut my travel costs and has made getting from point A to point B so much easier in countries where I don’t speak the language (all I have to do is input the address).
From all those rides, here’s an Uber trick I’ve picked up that you might want to consider yourself: When I’m going on a long trip (over 30 miles or over state borders), I know to call the Uber driver immediately after they agree to pick me up and ask them if they’re okay going to my destination, and if they have a toll tag so I/we don’t have to wait in any long toll lines. I learned this trick the hard way after waiting for my driver to show up in Connecticut to take me to JFK airport and suddenly being out of luck. I’ve had drivers show up and say, “Oh, I can’t go there” or “I don’t have toll tag.” Most drivers like the long drives, but you’d be surprised how many don’t want to take them—even after they’ve agreed to pick you up through the app. So to save time and aggravation, always call your driver and ask if they’re okay with your drive.
More on Uber:
- 10 Uber Tips That Will Totally Improve Your Next Experience
- Why I Got Banned From Uber and How to Fix the Problem
- Travel App of the Week: Uber
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