No matter how high passenger demand gets during wet weather, safety is our number one priority. Only drive if you’re confident in the current conditions — and if you do get on the road, follow these tips.
Care for your car.
Before hitting the road, make sure your vehicle’s in tip-top shape, or switch to a more winter-ready vehicle.
- Clean your exterior. Remove any excess water, and if you’re expecting snow, store a shovel and ice scraper in the trunk.
- Invest in all-season mats. That way, post-ride cleanup will be even easier.
- Keep your windshield clear. Fill up on windshield washer fluid, check your wiper blades, and use the defrosters to maximize visibility.
Call your passenger.
(And follow your local talking-while-driving laws, of course.) Confirm the pickup location and estimate your ETA, since it’ll take longer than usual to arrive. Many passengers have limited transportation options in the rain — if it’s a far away pickup, that means they need you more than ever.
Drive slow and steady.
Take your time and be courteous to other cars, especially when merging. Drive in the tracks of the car ahead of you, but watch out for their brake lights and provide plenty of distance. (You should be able to count to at least three before you reach a landmark that they just passed.)
Thanks for driving when passengers need you most. By providing safe, warm rides, you can expect a major boost to your bottom line.