Uber and Lyft drivers reveal the wildest things they have seen while driving passengers
If there’s one question Uber and Lyft drivers are tired of being asked, it’s for their craziest stories.
I did it anyway.
In the past few months, Business Insider has spoken to more than 40 drivers for various ride-hailing companies, including the giants like Uber and Lyft, as well as smaller players like Via.
On the whole, most of the dozens of rides drivers give during any given week are completely uneventful. But occasionally, as you can imagine, drivers get to witness some strange, funny, heartwarming, and sometimes scary things.
Here’s what they told us (last names have been removed to protect privacy):
An inadvertent accomplice, possibly?
“I think I may have assisted a drug deal,” Jenny, a driver in New Jersey, told Business Insider. “I picked up two gentlemen at a bank in Newark who said they needed to make a quick stop at his sister’s house. Then one said to the other to leave the money on the table, and eventually he came out of the house with a book bag full of stuff.”
Plenty of funny overheard conversations
“One guys was on the phone with his parole officer trying to convince him he didn’t know why his urine came-back dirty,” Andy, a driver in Atlanta, said. “That was pretty hard not to laugh at.”
Drivers are pros at packing luggage.
“I drive to beach communities a lot, so a lot of the crazy is relative” Patrick, a driver in Los Angeles said. “I’m pretty good a fitting surf boards and the likes into my small car. It’s pretty usual around here………Read More>>