The longest Uber ride ever was surprisingly long -- and cheap
Uber driver Janis Rogers is now a world record holder -- and one woman's hero.
She picked up a rider in Virginia and drove her nearly eight hours and 400 miles to Brooklyn, according to the New York Post. It is believed to be the longest Uber ride ever.
Rogers picked up a young woman outside a Ben & Jerry's in Williamsburg, Va. It is believed she was trying to get Uber drivers to take her short distances until she eventually made it to Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ultimately, the bill came out to be $294.09 -- pretty cheap compared to the $1,182 that a New York City yellow cab would have charged, but a huge departure from the average 5.4 mile Uber ride.
The most impressive part of the whole story, though, is that Rogers didn't even stop to use the restroom.
"I was wide awake and kept on going. I don't have a problem with going for a long time," she told the New York Post.
Rogers said that when the stranger got in the car, she asked, "How far north can you take me?"
She said she wasn't really doing anything, and was willing to take her the whole way.
Rogers said the woman curled up in a blanket she kept in her 2005 Prius and slept the whole way there.
The woman did not offer any tip, and Rogers drove straight back home to Virginia.
She earned about $9 per hour total.
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