No matter where we go, John and I end up using Uber to avoid the burden of driving. A friendly chit chat always seems to make our ride more enjoyable no matter the distance. We've developed a few simple questions to ask any driver if the conversation stalls.
How long have you been driving for Uber?
Why did you start driving for Uber?
Do you like driving for Uber?
Did you grow up around here?
Have you ever picked up any crazy passengers/What's the craziest thing that's happened while you were driving for Uber?
John and I have never felt unsafe or had a bad experience with Uber, but you can use simple questions like these to help the drive go by a little faster if you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation. You never know what you might learn about someone or the city you're visiting!