How to Stay Safe for Those Who Are Riding with Uber ...

856
COMMENT

Okay, so Uber gets a really bad rep.

I get it, it's strangers driving you around most of the time and it's all to save a little money.

If you are safe about your drive?

Everything should be fine.

My wife travels a lot for business and always takes an Uber, yes, I get worried, but – she's always safe.2

Want to know how you too can be safe when traveling with Uber?

Take a look!

1. Verify the Identity of the Driver

Verify the Identity of the Driver

Not a ton of people do this.

Seriously.

People just forget about this part.

2. Don't Be on Your Phone the Whole Time

Don't Be on Your Phone the Whole Time

When Heather travels in Uber, her phone is in her hand, but she is watching the road and the driver.2

3. Wait inside for Your Ride to Come

Wait inside for Your Ride to Come

If you are going somewhere really early in the morning or really late at night?2

Wait inside and be safe.

4. If the Driver Looks Sketchy, Don't Go

If the Driver Looks Sketchy, Don't Go

Simply put, if you aren't comfortable with the driver, ditch him, cancel the ride and get another one.

5. Text Your Friends or Family as Soon as You Are inside the Car

Text Your Friends or Family as Soon as You Are inside the Car

Also, send a picture of the driver and use Waze to make sure they can follow along where you are.

It'll make you feel really safe!

6. Take Note of the Driver's Rating on the App

Take Note of the Driver's Rating on the App

Again, not a lot of people pay attention to this.

Pay attention to the driver's ratings.

If it's bad?

Don't go.

7. If You Feel Unsafe, End the Ride

If You Feel Unsafe, End the Ride

If you just have a bad feeling, end the ride or don't even get in.2

Go with your gut, seriously, don't drive with someone that you aren't on board with.

8. Don't Use UberX

Don't Use UberX

So, this one I agree and don't agree with, UberX is the random person that is driving, Uber Black is usually a registered driver that is driving.

Heather uses UberX a lot because it's cheaper, however, Uber Black is better if you really, really are uncomfortable with Uber in general.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Explore more ...