One question I frequently am asked is, is it better to drive during the day time or the night time? This question can be difficult to answer depending on what you mean by “better” – better as in safer or better as in more money? We decided to put that question to the test by having senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur evaluate exactly which time (day or night) is better in all aspects for drivers.
The debate rages on! Is it better to drive at night or is it better to drive during the day? I have done both over my 2-year career and 17,000 trips – but which one is actually better for drivers?
Driving at night can be great since there is very little traffic and Prime Time/Surge values can get high. But someone can puke in your car at 2 a.m., which isn’t so great.
Driving during the day can be great because it is light outside and it is much easier to see. But then again, you may find yourself sitting in traffic at 5 p.m. and not making any money.
There are several factors to consider when planning out your weekly schedule. The most pertinent for me are:
- Peace of Mind
Let’s break it down so you can drive when it is best for you.