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New Year’s Eve tips 2019

December 13, 2018 / US
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New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year. It’s a great night to drive for earnings and to try to help riders in your city ring in the new year more safely. There are pro tips below to help you make the most of the big night.

Whether you decide to drive or not, we want to wish you a happy new year.


Plan your night

  • Last year on New Year’s Eve, ride requests picked up around 8pm as riders headed to celebrations
  • Requests slowed down in the hour before the countdown to midnight
  • Ride requests picked up from midnight to 3am as riders headed home

The chart below showing trip requests on New Year’s Eve 2017 helps indicate when you can expect the most requests from riders this New Year’s Eve.

 

Take advantage of downtime

Just because you drive on New Year’s Eve doesn’t mean you can’t join friends and family to count down to midnight.

Since demand typically slows down in the hour before midnight, you could cash in on the expected rush before midnight and still be there to ring in the new year (or just take a break).

Check for promotions

Go to the Promotions section of your app to see ways you may be able to make extra money.

Find out where it’s busy

The app can help guide you to busy areas with highlighted surge zones and real-time updates on where to find more trips near you.

See how much you’re earning all night

View your earnings at a glance on the tracker on your map screen to see your progress toward your goals in real time.

Have confidence in your safety

From the Safety Toolkit in your app you can share your trip status with loved ones or tap the emergency button to contact 911 immediately. And you can talk to someone from our 24/7 support team at any time by tapping Help in your app.

Get $15 for returning lost items

If you find a lost item (or 2) in your back seat, you could earn $15 for returning it to its rightful rider. You can report lost items in the Help tab of the app. See more about how to return lost items here.

New to driving?

Check out these tips from veteran drivers to help you get started before hitting the road.