6 Rideshare Safety Tips to Remember
Rideshare options have grown exponentially, taking over where public transportation and taxi services have left off. They’re great for a responsible and safe alternative to driving when you’ve had a few drinks, when traveling and need to get from point A to point B, or when there isn’t a lot of available parking. Staying safe no matter where you go is essential, and that includes learning some rideshare safety tips. Here are six that can help you avoid rideshare accidents and incidents.
Don’t wait for your ride outside, especially if you’re alone. Instead, wait inside until your driver arrives.
Confirm Your Driver
Don’t get into a rideshare car until you’ve confirmed it’s the driver and car you called. Use the PIN verification option and verify the license plate before climbing into the car.
Check the Driver’s Rating
All rideshare apps show drivers’ ratings. Check it before getting into a car with them. If it’s not what you feel comfortable with, don’t get in. Instead, cancel and call for a different driver.
Share Your Status
Take advantage of the “Share Status” functionality on the Uber app. It allows you to send information on the driver, including their name, photo, location, and license plate number, to a friend or family member.
Wear Your Seatbelt
It’s common to skip a seatbelt when on a bus, train, or a taxi, but never skip it in a rideshare. Rideshare accidents happen and a seatbelt is always the best way to keep yourself safe.
Trust Your Instincts
If you feel unsafe, ask the driver to stop, and get out of the car. Whether you feel unease about your safety or are fearful of their driving and feel unsafe in the vehicle, end the ride. If they refuse, use the emergency button, or call for help on the app.
Companies like Uber and Lyft offer convenient and easy to use transportation, but it’s always important to stay safe and avoid a rideshare accident. If you find yourself the victim of an incident, don’t brush it aside. Get the help you need with a rideshare lawyer by contacting Carr Legal Group for a free consultation.Back