Avoiding a DWI in Downtown Houston has become much easier with the growth of the Uber ride sharing app. Now, after having a few adult beverages, one can open the Uber app and have a ride within minutes. What makes this one of the greatest apps ever created is the fact that credit card or debit car information is stored within the app so you do not have to struggle to find cash to pay the cab driver when you arrive at your destination.
We took it upon ourselves to figure out the best locations to find an Uber ride in Downtown Houston without having to wait. Fortunately, this was not a challenge. Below you will find how long the wait was for an Uber driver depending on location:
- Sam Houston Park – 3 minutes
- Houston City Hall – 2 minutes
- Downtown Aquarium – 3 minutes
- Houston Ave & Washington Ave – 4 minutes
- Glenwood Cemetery – 4 minutes
- JP Morgan Chase Tower – 3 minutes
- Market Square Park – 4 minutes
- University of Houston Downtown – 4 minutes
- Woodland Park – 2 minutes
- Minute Maid Park – 3 minutes
- Discovery Green – 5 minutes
- BBVA Compass Stadium – 2 minutes
- The Houston Zoo – 6 minutes
- Texas Medical Center – 4 minutes
- Rice University – 4 minutes
- The Houston Museum of Natural Science – 5 minutes
Note that there are Uber cars driving on Interstate 69, the Gulf Freeway (Interstate 45), Interstate 10 and other major streets and roads at all times. You are not going to have to wait for more than 10 minutes if you are at a bar or restaurant in Downtown Houston.
Uber does a fantastic job of letting its drivers know where the “hot spots” are going to be before the night starts. Every Friday, Uber sends out a mass email that explains where drivers can make more money due to surge prices. While you may not want to pay the 3x or 4x in surge pricing we can assure you that it will be well worth it to avoid that downtown Houston DWI ticket.
Before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or an intoxicant please understand the potential consequences. You are putting your own life and the lives of others in danger. If you need a ride in Downtown Houston there are always a number of Uber opportunities available. We will be more than happy to assist you with downloading the app and setting up your first Uber ride so you do not have to worry about getting an Uber when you have had one too many adult beverages.
It is also important to note that Uber allows users to select a ride for someone else. If your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, brother or sister is downtown and they need a ride, you can select the location for them to be picked up and have an Uber bring them home. You will be charged for the Uber ride but it will be an expense that is well worth it to know your loved one will arrive home safely. This is also a great way for friends to help each other when they are out on the town.
Once again, if you have any questions related to the Uber app, do not hesitate to ask. We will be more than accommodating when it comes to setting up the app on your iPhone or Android and using it properly. You will be able to avoid that Houston DWI that is causing trouble for others.