Ride-Hailing Passenger Courtesy: The Dos & Don’ts
With ride-hailing services taking over our lives and creating a buzz everywhere, we must keep in mind that there are advantages to using such services over a traditional taxi service. Lucky to Go drivers are trained and screened thoroughly and you ride in their personal vehicles- not rented or borrowed from a third party. These measures make the ride-hailing service cheaper than taxis but it is important to observe courtesy towards your driver. Here are some tips to be a great customer while riding with Lucky to Go!
DOs and DON’Ts for a Ride-Hailing Customer
***Please note that Lucky to Go pre-authorizes your credit card information as soon as you book a ride.
1. Cancel quickly if you don’t need a ride
As a customer, you are charged a cancellation fee of $3.00 if you cancel a ride AFTER the driver has accepted it. To avoid this charge, cancel the ride as soon as possible. Ride-hailing is an on-demand service and you are charged automatically.
2. Book the ride only once you’re ready.
While using the Lucky to Go app, book a ride only when you are absolutely ready. Avoid making the driver wait once they arrive at the pick-up location as your ride fare will start charging you 3 minutes after they driver arrival times.
3. Don’t ‘schedule’ rides all the time.
Scheduled rides get priority over other rides. A Lucky to Go driver is assigned 15 minutes before the scheduled time and if they arrive early, customers will be required to pay a waiting charge. We suggest that you don’t schedule rides in areas that are (suburb) less populated and where drivers are not active.
4. Tell the driver if you need an alternate route
Lucky to Go drivers use the in-app directions while driving. If you wish to ride on a different route to the destination, let your driver know. Keep in mind that a route different from what the app suggested may increase the total fare estimate.
5. Don’t forget to tip your driver
It is always good etiquette to tip a driver if you are satisfied with it. You may tip the driver on your way to your destination by choosing the ‘Tip’ option on the app or when you end the ride.
6. Avoid littering/eating inside vehicles
All ride-hailing drivers drive their personal vehicles. Avoid eating/drinking in the vehicle or just be extra careful.
7. Be mindful of your belongings
Do a quick visual scan of the vehicle for any personal belongings before getting dropped off. Please note that the driver is not responsible for anything left behind and is not paid for the time it takes to bring a missing item back to the customer.
8. Book again in case of unavailability of drivers
The LTG app also lets you know that there are no active drivers in your region to fulfil your ride request. In this case, please try to book a ride again or try at a later time as your ride request will be cancelled in the case of the unavailability of drivers.
To download the app and book a ride, visit https://luckytogocanada.com/