Knowing your way around the city – Tips and tricks to pay attention to!
So you are a new rideshare driver, but don’t have much experience on the roads, well you have come to the right place. A huge part of being an effective rideshare driver is assuring your customers reach their destination on time, to do this you need to know your way around the city. In this blog, we will be sharing some tips in which you can improve your navigation skills. In addition, we have created an app that allows rideshare drivers to perfect their skills, using our range of courses such as Navigation, where we have discussed some of the points below. It includes modules such as learning alternative routes and using navigation systems properly.
Knowing your way around the city and streets is the key factor to success, although this may seem like common sense most rideshare drivers in big cities, don’t know their way around the roads. A couple of ways to learn your way around the city is by driving around popular routes, and familiarizing yourself within the areas. Then when you get more comfortable you can then find shortcuts to get you to your destination quicker. Another useful tip is to memorize the landmarks in the areas you are driving in, so that it is easier to remember where you are if you are ever lost.
The second useful tip is to use navigation apps such as Google Mapsand Waze, as they will help predict real-life traffic so you can plan routes without becoming late. It is important to always be alert and monitoring traffic reports from the radio/apps, and even predicting traffic patterns on your own. This will help you become more prepared if there if a traffic jam, and you can pick alternative routes. Using a reliable navigation system helps save time and maximize your earnings.
Our final point is making sure you’re being safe when navigating. Operating a navigation system while driving is a visual and manual task, just like texting is hazardous as you are looking away from the road. Avoid inputting data such as addresses while driving to pay attention to the road and other drivers, remember that your rider’s safety is as important as yours!
With these tips, your navigation around the city will become much smoother and familiar, to help you perfect your driving skills. Download the app Surge Earning, to view our range of courses. So that you can learn as much as possible about being a rideshare river, from our courses which are written by actual rideshare drivers!