Talking On The Phone When You Want Or Need To As A Rideshare Driver

In this review, I plan on discussing the benefits of talking on the phone when you want or need to as a Rideshare driver! I bet you guys already figured that I love talking and expressing myself by now right lol? So if you did figure that I like to talk, you’re absolutely right! But it doesn’t mean I talk all the time either. Only when someone opens Pandora’s box (which is my mouth), will I talk. No I have a relatively good question for you guy’s. Do you guys happen to know of any jobs where employers permit their employees to use their cell phones throughout the day or at any time as they see fit?

Especially on the phone and especially when it comes to you talking to your co-workers or your customers for that matter? If it’s not business related close your mouth, is how your bods feels. That’s what your boss right? Well not as a Rideshare driver. In the world of Rideshare driving, having a boss doesn’t exist! Or at least not around you, while you’re slaving on the road. That being said, this review will simply be covering the perks of drivers having the freedom to talk on their phones when they want or need to.

Being able to make or receive calls when you need to can actually be more beneficial to you than you might think. I’ll explain why and provide you with some examples shortly. I’d like all of you to consider this review as an exploration of a specific advantage that we Rideshare drivers genuinely get to experience. Please allow me to sell you guys on this benefit. Lord knows I’m grateful for it. I want all Rideshare drivers and future drivers to be aware of this great benefit, even if you thought you already appreciated it!

Here at #1RideShareDoc, I’m all about sharing my story and my 6 years of experiences with you concerning the Rideshare driving industry. The good and the bad experiences. I want to share all of my thoughts, including my thoughts on being able to talk on the phone when you want as Rideshare drivers. Let’s relate about these experiences, including the simple ones. Let’s talk about the things that these Rideshare companies like UberLyftVia, and Sidecar don’t feel like talking about.

Maybe they don’t have the time or patience, but your Rideshare doctor does. Allow my experiences and lessons, to become your blessings. Please allow your doc to prepare you for what’s ahead of you and more importantly behind you!

This review will be divided into the following sections, for better absorption and clearer understanding purposes:

What Do I Mean By Drivers Being Able To Talk On The Phone When They Want Or Need To?
What Should A Driver Think About Before Deciding To Use Or Answering The Phone?
What Are The Benefits Of Drivers Being Able To Talk On The Phone When They Want Or Need To?
What Are The disadvantages Of A Rideshare Driver Talking On The Phone?
Can Talking On The Phone Get You In Trouble?
My Conclusion For Talking On The Phone When You Want Or Need To As A Rideshare Driver

Parked driver consulting APP on smartphone

What Do I Mean By Drivers Being Able To Talk On The Phone When They Want Or Need To?

The title for this portion speaks for itself! But to make a long definition short, what I basically mean is that you can make and/or take calls when you want or need to, without losing your job or facing disciplinary actions. As long as you’re being safe and respectful which I will elaborate on within the upcoming segments, then by all means have at it! They say it’s not what you do, but how you do it right? Well if this saying is true, then allow me to prepare you lol!

Handsome businessman talking on the phone while waiting in the car

What Should A Driver Think About Before Deciding To Use Or Answering The Phone?

Everyday as adults we’re faced with situations where we just have to answer our phone or make a phone call. Cell phones literally make up about 90% of the way we communicate with the world around us. So having an Android, tablet or iPhone for example, is very important these days which I’m sure you would agree with? Nevertheless, when you respond to calls as a Rideshare driver, there are several crucial considerations to bear in mind.

Some of these factors might vary based on whether you currently have a passenger in your vehicle. With that in consideration, here are a few points that every driver should remember before picking up that android or iPhone:

1.) Is It Safe To Make A Phone Call?: Drivers should always think about whether or not it’s safe to use or answer their phones. Especially when passengers are in the vehicle. I consider sitting still to be the safest or driving in really light traffic. Safety should always be your top priority, no matter what!

2.) Paying Attention To The Road: When you’re driving in heavy traffic, this would be the worst time to answer or use your phone. Even for emergencies! Especially if again, you have passengers in your car. You don’t want to scare them by trying to pay attention to more than one thing at a time! Especially in heavy, congested traffic!

3.) Does My Passenger Care If I Make Or Answer A Phone Call?: When you have passengers in your car and you receive a phone call, you always want to ask the passenger if it’s okay to answer it. You always want to ask your passengers whether you feel like they care if you answer your phone or not. It’s really a respect thing! Especially since it would involve multitasking if you actually did decide to answer your phone while driving. To be honest, multitasking between focusing on the road and answering the phone should be something you do very little or not at all.

You also want to try to not be on your phone when a passenger is entering your vehicle. It’s not only very unprofessional, but it’s also very inconsiderate and could immediately give your passenger the impression that your focus isn’t on your passengers or your job. Your focus is instead on the conversation that you were having, which is way more important right? Even though this may not be your intention, that’s how your passengers might take it when they’re getting into your vehicle. So always ask questions first, that way you won’t be sorry later!

4.) Being Respectful While On The Phone: If your passenger doesn’t mind you being on your Android, tablet or iPhone, try to be respectful by keeping your conversation very low in tone, clean of profanity and polite if possible. You basically want to talk like someone you love and have a lot of respect for is sitting behind you and not some stranger.

Using a phone in a car texting while driving concept for danger of text message and being distracted

What Are The Benefits Of Drivers Being Able To Talk On The Phone When They Want Or Need To?

Explaining the benefits of being able to talk on the phone when a driver needs to, is definitely going to be a piece of cake. Especially since I’m always personally doing these things! That being said, you’ll always be easy to reach and you’ll always be able to easily communicate with everyone and everything that’s in your circle. This includes random associates, family, friends and mistresses if you have any lol.

You’ll also be able to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment if need be, which I find to be extremely important. Anything that involves communicating on your cell phone, you’ll be able to exercise and do. Literally anything! Just try not to turn into a motor mouth lol!

Cartoon illustration of couple talking a lot and sharing a meaningful conversation

What Are The disadvantages Of A Rideshare Driver Talking On The Phone?

Now that I’ve thought about it, there’s no real downfall or disadvantage to talking on your cell phone when you want or need to! Well, unless you talk too much to the point where you’re not making any money driving. But that’s an easy fix.. Just practice turning that motor mouth off for a few minutes every now and then and you should be just fine lol! Talking on the phone can also be a distraction, which could actually lead to you getting into a bad car accident or an accident with something else.

But that’s also an easy fix! Try making all your important phone calls while sitting in “park” or while driving in light traffic. Having a strong game plan is key!

Man drinking coffee and eating donut on phone in his car

Can Talking On The Phone Get You In Trouble?

When it pertains to driving in general, handling your phone in any fashion is actually illegal and could get you in trouble. But it depends, when referring to Rideshare drivers using their phones with passengers present. To answer this question, I would have to say that it would depend on when you’re answering your phone, how you’re answering your phone and who you are answering your phone in front of. Let me elaborate a little further on what I mean:

When: Making and receiving phone calls should never be done when you’re driving in heavy traffic or when you’re moving at a fast speed. Or at least those are the rules that I follow! That being said, the passenger and the driver could both end up in an accident, depending on “when” the driver chooses to answer their phone. So drivers, choose your time wisely when choosing to answer or use your phone!

How: Making and receiving phone calls could be considered okay or considered not okay, depending on “how” your answering or making your phone calls. Nevertheless, there is a safer way of doing so and it actually involves your vehicle. To do this, you would need a phone mount and an aux cord, unless your vehicle comes with Bluetooth compatibility. If your car does come with Bluetooth compatibility, then you should be able to connect your phone and car together with no problems. You don’t even have to hold your phone anymore!

Now you can have conversations through the speaker of your vehicle whenever you want or need to. Especially when those moments present themselves! So as you can see, “how” you’re making and receiving your phone calls may be more important than you think it is! You should really already have this in place as a professional Rideshare driver. Having this already in place could aid you when you’re trying to maintain your focus. You know, your focus on not only the road, but your passengers as well!

Who: Dialing and/or receiving phone calls can be considered okay or not okay, depending on “who’s” riding in the back seat of your vehicle. That being said, if the passenger looks like they’ve had a really bad day and seem like they don’t want to be bothered, then I’d simply wait until the ride is completed before I decide to do anything that deals with me using my phone. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t even bother asking them if it’s okay to answer or use my phone, depending on the passengers energy and personality.

Some things are better left unsaid, especially when you’re not sure about asking what you want to ask! Now if they come off to be real happy and bubbly, that’s a different story. As a matter of fact, I might not even bother to ask in those types of circumstances. Especially if they’re already on the phone having a good’ole conversation themselves. Tell me you wouldn’t do the same thing!

Getting In Trouble With Your Rideshare Company- Now as far as getting in trouble with Rideshare companies is concerned, you could say that it is illegal to be on your phone while accepting, completing and finishing a ride. As a matter of fact, if you’re reported for being on your phone, you could actually face disciplinary actions that could include being deactivated ( which means suspended!) or even worse permanently deactivated (which means terminated). Especially if you’ve been reported more than once about the same exact issue. So just be mindful and always use your better judgment before deciding to answer or use your cell phone.

Cartoon African American Doctor

My Conclusion For Talking On The Phone When You Want Or Need To As A Rideshare Driver

We all know driving for Rideshare companies can suck at times! But it doesn’t mean it’s all bad and no good. So I figured I’d highlight one of the great benefits that I get to enjoy while being a professional Rideshare driver. I also wanted to remind other drivers of the same fact, so they could be a little bit more appreciative of what they do. Just make sure you’re being safe when deciding to exercise this benefit of talking on the phone when you want and make sure you’re always being respectful to your passengers while doing so. The key is to always ask questions!

I think that sums it up for this article on talking on the phone when you want as a Rideshare driver! Now I would like to ask you guys if you have any questions, comments, or concerns concerning Rideshare drivers talking on the phone when they want? Do you think we should be required to stay off our phones like everyone else when they’re at work? If you do have anything to say or something you would like to add to this review, please feel free to leave those thoughts at the bottom of this page, and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

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