The Zebra, hailed as the Kayak of auto insurance, has broken down the most common types of rideshare drivers and broken down easy tips on how to handle riding with them.
It’s no secret that rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are taking the world by storm. Uber has quickly become the largest tech startup, if you can even call it that now, surpassing AirBnB by over $30 billion. Uber’s success, and the success of other rideshare services, are due in large part to younger generations that are foregoing car payments and instead using rideshare apps to commute to work and run daily errands. Those who travel for business or pleasure are also skipping the hassle of renting a car for the ease of hailing an Uber or Lyft to get around the places they visit.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably used a rideshare service before. So you may know, for all its benefits, using a rideshare service can be a bit of a guessing game. You have to ride in a complete stranger’s car and being forced to make conversation — or worse, forced to sit in silence — for the duration of the ride. Sometimes you get lucky and the person is a great conversationalist, has snacks and lets you pick the music. But more often that not, rideshare drivers make things awkward one way or another.
So, check out this infographic below to see how to deal with the most common types of rideshare drivers. My personal favorites are Family Man Frank and Oversharer Olivia.