4 Important safety tips for Uber users

| October 19, 2017
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If you are looking for an easy and effective way to get around a big city, then taking advantage of Uber is a great option. This ride-sharing option has revolutionized the world of transportation. More and more people have taken advantage of Uber than ever before, but users should not throw caution to the wind. Exercise a bit of caution in order to have a safe and fun Uber experience. The best advice is to learn how to use Uber in your area before you go. The following are just some of the things you can do to make your Uber experience safer.

  1. Confirm a Driver’s Details Upon Arrival

When booking an Uber, you will be able to find out things like what your driver’s name is and what type of vehicle they drive along with the license plate. Be sure to keep this information handy when the Uber driver arrives. Once they pull up, you need to use the information on their profile to verify their name and the type of car they are driving. If this information does not match up, then don’t get in the vehicle. There have been cases of people have posing as Uber drivers to get people in their cars. You should do all you can to avoid putting yourself in a situation like this.

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  1. Know the Rating of the Driver in Question

For the most part, you will have a variety of different Uber drivers to choose from in your area. Before selecting a driver to use, you will have to take some time to look at their rating. The rating system devised by Uber will allow you to see how well a driver has performed for others in the past. With this information, you can decide whether or not using the driver is a good idea. If all you can find is negative ratings about a particular driver, then you should avoid using them due to the problems it can cause. If you find a canceled uber account tag on a particular driver, you will need to avoid them at all costs. The only reason driver’s accounts are cancelled is due to misconduct on their behalf.

  1. Share Your Trip Details

A great way to add more security to the Uber experience is by using the “share status” option on your mobile Uber app. By doing this, you will be able to share things like the driver’s name, license plate and location with your contacts. Even if these individuals do not have the Uber app, they will still be able to track your trip from their mobile device. This is a great way to give yourself and your loved ones peace of mind when using this form of transportation. The team at Lyft also has this feature that allows you to send your ETA to friends and family.

 

  1. Traveling in a Group is a Great Option

If you are looking for a way to make your Uber experience safer, then traveling in a group is also a great option. The more people you have in your party, the less likely it will be that anything will happen. If you are not able to travel in a group, you need to trust your gut when it comes to using this form of transportation. If a driver seems suspicious or you just don’t have a good feeling about the whole experience, then chances are you need to avoid getting into their vehicle. Exercising caution is a must when trying to have a safe and enjoyable Uber riding experience.

The time and effort that is invested in researching the various Uber drivers in your area will pay off in the end.

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Stephanie Fahie is a local blogger and social media content marketer from Maryland. She has an unhealthy obsession with puns, sarcasm and caffeinated beverages. She can usually be found on a baseball field!