This week had some of the most traffic I’ve ever felt. So crazy that I had to evacuate from the city before being consumed by the sea of cars. People were getting run over by trucks. Horns were blaring in a symphony of noise. But amongst all of the chaos, I still managed to find some respite. And found some beauty in the night-time city skyline. Check it out in my dashcam round-up below.
With the busy holiday (i.e., vacation) and traveling season coming up, traffic on the major highways will be becoming a nightmare. Since rideshare drivers earn the most when our mobility is at its highest, avoiding and/or beating traffic is always a major concern. Our income can, and does, fluctuate quite a bit depending on how quickly we’re able to service pax. And in the NYC market, the amounts of traffic are unpredictable; often influenced by variables like construction, geographic location, and volume of cars on the road.
The rideshare-mobile rolls on, and thus my dash-cam has been busily documenting my campaign in New York City (NYC). This week was predictable along the lines of traffic congestion, street closures, and people in Times Square; however, we did have a president sighting. On Thursday (Star Wars day, May 4th) President Trump paid a visit to the Intrepid museum. The perma-docked aircraft carrier that’s located on the West-side highway, around 54th St. And with his gracious visitation (for a meeting about some historic battle’s anniversary); the appropriate protesting ensued from the masses. Essentially, protesters were irate that the president was visiting NYC, and felt compelled to demonstrate across from the Intrepid ship. Why? That’s beyond me. All I know is what I heard the group chanting, “Trump get out, this is our New York” in a repetitive, sing-songy, totally non-threatening manner. Plus the protest was confined to a pre-determined area, which was fenced off by police. Read more
Hi. I’m adding an *new* update to this post because some of the information has changed, and isn’t technically accurate anymore. For example, my rating is at an all-time low (4.57) and my account was even flagged because of it. So much for being a driving ace!