Uber Passenger Safety Tips – Don’t Make These Mistakes
Just about everyone we know has at one point or another taken a ride on an Uber or Lyft. Despite their popularity, ridesharing services and apps can put you in dangerous situations even when the driver has passed some form of background check. It is important to note here that Uber may hire convicted felons as long as they’ve met certain requirements. While this sounds noble, the fact is most felons have high rates of recidivism which makes it more likely for them to commit violent acts against their passengers when they least expect it. As an Uber passenger, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings as well as practice some safety steps in order to stay secure whenever you take an Uber. Uber and Lyft sexual assault stories abound both in the media and on the internet, and it’s better to take precautions instead of becoming a statistic.
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Here are some of the safety tips that can help you stay safe when in an Uber:
Ride In The Back
This may sound like common sense, but you’d be surprised at the number of people that prefer to ride in the front with their Uber drivers. While in this position, it’s not hard for your driver to quickly reach out and grab you or even knock you out cold before proceeding to assault you. If you sit at the back, you’ll be able to see the attack coming, you’ll have the advantage of maneuverability as they try to get a hold of you from the front, and you’ll be able to make a clean escape when all else fails.
Let Friends and Loved Ones Know Where You’re Going
Even if you’re going to the local mall, let someone know where you’re going when you plan your trip as you call up an Uber. Should anything happen to you, your loved ones will be able to trace your last known locations in order to jumpstart investigations, making it easier for the authorities to get to you in a timely manner.
Make Sure The Plates Match With the App Info
It is important that you are detail-oriented as you jump into an Uber. Take note of the plates and make sure that they match with the information the driver provided in the app. As a rule, Uber doesn’t let their drivers switch cars, and excuses such as their other car being at the carwash or body shop shouldn’t be tolerated. It’s better to be safe in these cases than sorry.
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