We want to make every ride with Hitch comfortable for all of our riders and drivers. Here are some tips for being the best driver you can be:
Check-in in a timely manner
Rider information will be available to you 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Once you get to the pickup location, please check-in right away. Riders are asked to find you by checking that your license plate, the make and model of your car match what’s shown in their app. You should also feel free to ask riders to confirm your name, as well as theirs before they enter your vehicle.
Safe driving is good driving
Everyone wants to be safe, and keeping the following in mind will help everyone get to their desired location, safely. Staying alert, keeping your eyes on the road, and maintaining the posted speed limit are important and factor into safe driving. We also recommend to keep music at a reasonable level and avoid eating during driving - as both can distract you from the road. Remember: texting while driving is illegal in all of Texas. Providing a rider with a safe ride allows for a successful rider experience and often will factor into the amount of tip a driver is given as well as the review you receive. We reserve the right to remove drivers from the platform if we believe they are materially breaking traffic laws.
Encourage back-seat riders
Consider inviting riders who are traveling solo to sit in the back seat to give everyone some personal space. This provides them the space to work, read and enjoy the ride and also allows for safe exit from either side of the vehicle.
Seatbelt use is required by law - and we strongly recommend that all riders and drivers comply with this very important safety measure.
Be kind and respectful
Hitch wants to ensure a safe and welcoming community for all riders and drivers with respectful and positive behavior by all. Take cues from your passenger about whether or not they'd like to have a conversation, listen to music or ride quietly, uninterrupted. When the rider does want to chat, we kindly suggest that you avoid conversations and topics that may be controversial or offensive in nature.
Disclose to your rider if you are using any sort of recording during your drive
We understand that as a driver, you have the right to safety and security in your personal vehicle and that can include having video or sound recording in your car. We do, however, request that should you choose to do so, you also disclose this to your rider and that these recordings remain private. It's just the right thing to do to always obtain consent and be upfront to ensure everyone is on the same page.
Communicate clearly and in advance about timing of any rest stops
Long trips can mean the need for a stop or two on the way. At the start of the ride, this should be a conversation that both the driver and rider have so any time constraints or specific requests could be discussed.
Ensure pickup and dropoff occurs at our specified locations.
We select safe, secure and convenient pickup and drop off locations along the route that all riders and drivers have agreed to at the start of the ride. For your safety, as well as the safety of the rider - please only pickup and drop off at these locations unless a representative from the Hitch corporate office has specifically stated otherwise.
Follow up with our Customer Experience team as soon as possible if there were any concerns we can assist with.
We can only help when we know about any issues that occured in a timely manner. We are here to help you be successful — so please do reach out to us if you need anything.
If you have any questions about anything, we're here to help. Send us a note via the chat bubble on screen, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org