This Halloween, Boost Your Earnings — and Rating
Rideshare Driving Tips from 5-Star Drivers for a Safe and Fun Halloween
Boo! Halloween, one of the busiest nights for rideshare drivers, is upon us. Lyft drivers are playing an important role by making sure grownup trick-or-treaters have a fun and safe evening without worrying about driving or parking. This year, we asked 5-star drivers across the country who are known for their Halloween spirit to share their advice on how to increase tips, ensure safety, and have fun all at the same time.
Mary P. ｜3,783 rides｜5 ★
Ask your passengers to take their masks off when they’re getting in. Even on Halloween, it’s important to verify your passengers.
Play upbeat music. You can find Halloween-themed playlists on Pandora and Spotify. Halloween is a great night for singalongs.
Keep disposable bags in your car, just in case, since many people will be drinking. I buy them off Amazon.
David N. ｜3,200 rides｜5 ★
Engage! Two years ago, I picked up four people in impressively coordinated costumes from the TV show The Office. I did my best impersonation of Kevin Malone. For the 20-minute ride, the five of us didn’t break character once.
Look up some cheesy Halloween jokes online. Even cringe-worthy jokes lighten up the mood. Be more than their ride—be their vehicle for fun.
This may be obvious, but remember candy. If my passengers are dressed up, I tell them they have to say “trick or treat” before I can start driving.
Pam A. ｜1,436 rides｜5 ★
Pay extra attention! I live in a university city where Halloween brings out a lot of pedestrian and bike traffic. I expect more jaywalking and look out for people dressed in black.
Remember that there are people who don’t like Halloween. Just like any other conversation, feel passengers out and follow their lead. If they’re going home to avoid the parties, you don’t need to remind them it’s Halloween.