Have you ever thought about what gets left behind in Ubers every day? Well, wonder no more as Uber releases the second instalment of its annual Lost and Found Index.
The index features findings about the most fascinating forgotten items, as well as the days of the week and times of the year Uber riders tend to report items as lost.
Forget Tidy Kiwis; as it turns out, we’re a nation of Forgetful Kiwis! During the past year, phones, wallets and keys top the list of items left the most in New Zealand Ubers, together with laptops and jewellery rounding out the top ten.
But riders in New Zealand aren’t just leaving our most common possessions – everything from medical certificates to guitars, and lightsabers to drones have been reported as found.
Kiwi riders are most likely to lose their personal possessions on a Friday or Saturday evening, between 8:00pm and 1:00am.
If you’re one of those people who forgot something in an Uber, getting your items back is easy. You can reach out directly to your Uber driver through the apps menu. Simply go to Help and report an issue with your last trip – one of the options is the loss of an item. Enter your phone number and the app will connect you directly with the driver to organise the retrieval of your item. For safety purposes, Uber uses number randomisation software so that riders and drivers don’t have each other’s personal phone number.
These simple steps are outlined in this video, which you can refer to next time you think you’ve left something behind.
Check out the full results of the Uber Lost and Found Index 2018 below.
Top 10 most common items left in an Uber in NZ
- Keys / key cards / locks
- ID / license / passport
- Cigarettes / vape
New Zealand – top 20 most unique items left behind
- Medical certificate
- Round gold locket
- A drone
- Mazda car remote
- My daughter’s birthday present
- Medical reports
- Go Pro with SD card
- A medical certificate
- Gold bangle
- Two tickets to a Polo Game on a green lanyards
- A Deus Ex Machina Cap
- Gold chain in back seat
- A little pandora charm that is Rose gold
- My final assignment
- A box of billy maverick 7% bourbons
- Birthday cake
- Races tickets
- Rugby tickets
- Concert tickets
Most Common Days of the Week to Report Items as Lost – NZ
10 Most Frequently Forgotten Items in Ubers – Worldwide
- Keys/key cards/locks
- Drink Bottle