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

  1. Phone
  2. Wallet
  3. Keys / key cards / locks
  4. Bag
  5. Clothing
  6. Eyewear
  7. ID / license / passport
  8. Cigarettes / vape
  9. Laptop
  10. Jewellery

New Zealand – top 20 most unique items left behind

  1. Lightsaber
  2. Medical certificate
  3. Round gold locket
  4. A drone
  5. Mazda car remote
  6. My daughter’s birthday present
  7. Medical reports
  8. Go Pro with SD card
  9. A medical certificate
  10. Gold bangle
  11. Two tickets to a Polo Game on a green lanyards
  12. A Deus Ex Machina Cap
  13. Gold chain in back seat
  14. A little pandora charm that is Rose gold
  15. My final assignment
  16. A box of billy maverick 7% bourbons
  17. Birthday cake
  18. Races tickets
  19. Rugby tickets
  20. Concert tickets

Most Common Days of the Week to Report Items as Lost – NZ

  1. Saturday
  2. Sunday
  3. Friday
  4. Monday
  5. Wednesday

10 Most Frequently Forgotten Items in Ubers – Worldwide

  1. Phone
  2. Bag
  3. Wallet
  4. Keys/key cards/locks
  5. Clothing
  6. ID/license/passport
  7. Eyewear
  8. Drink Bottle
  9. Umbrella
  10. Jewellery