Unless it’s straight on and off the freeway here (houston) my experience is that most riders will cancel. And I honestly couldn’t make any money driving that far for $8. It’s not just the mileage it’s the time involved. If I get any trips over 1 mile I call the customer to let them know where I am and get an idea of if they will wait. But then unless it’s surging I don’t take trips unless I’m working a guarantee. Then I take anything but still call IF I don’t have minimum # of rides.
Maybe folks are less impatient in your town?
Obviously some exceptions. I’ll take non surge from a few miles away to get me towards houston from where I live. That way I’m paid to go where I’m going anyway. But I do call and ask destination. In true rideshare fashion I tell them I’m heading toward houston and can only take rides that direction. I have so far not had anyone get upset.