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San Antonio rideshare drivers prepare for busy New Year’s Eve

SAN ANTONIO – Rideshare corporations are gearing up for New Year’s Eve celebrations, with drivers making ready for a surge of requests.

When you consider New Year’s Eve, you would possibly consider events and consuming. Those ideas fall consistent with analysis from Alcohol.org that reveals New Year’s Eve is the primary binge-drinking vacation amongst American adults. It’s a part of the explanation why Uber and Lyft drivers like Capone De Leon are making ready for an enormous evening with anticipation of a surge of rideshare requests.

“I’m probably going to work from about three in the afternoon until about 10 at night. That should get me the afternoon ride home traffic and getting people to the parties,” De Leon mentioned.

He’s driving on New Year’s Eve to make additional money for his household.

“I need to get out there and hustle,” he mentioned.

De Leon mentioned the job has its challenges, together with preventing site visitors whereas chauffeuring intoxicated passengers. His message for riders this year is to maintain “rideshare etiquette” in thoughts.

“The young people really tip. The older generation don’t tip. [These] apps that we’re using are taking something like 60% of our income,”

De Leon says his mission on New Year’s Eve is to make sure his riders get house safely.

“I’m so proud when I see young people making that choice to take an Uber or a Lyft, so they don’t drive. That’s the greatest thing,” he mentioned.

Bexar County authorities say New Year’s Eve and Day are the deadliest occasions of the year for DWI-related crashes.

San Antonio police may have further officers all through town holding an eye fixed out for drunk drivers.

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