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Has anyone tried SafeTrek? Safe measures for Females. They say it can call police and authorities automatically.

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JessMin99
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 Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

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Has anyone tried SafeTrek?  I saw it being advertised on Facebook.  You use it while taking a ride on an Uber and it can call the authorities while sending your exact location.  You hold your finger and if you let go, it calls automatically, I think?

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    StuffinMuffin
    828 Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    I don't mean to judge, but I doubt this passenger in the video can ever NOT use her phone for more than 12 minutes.

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      RacRay79
      138 Driver
       1 year ago

      She looks like the type who needs this app to report people making sexist remarks. 

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      DimSumUng
      126
       1 year ago

      You are being slightly offensive but you actually have a point.  You cannot use your phone while you are doing this. What else are you supposed to do while on a ride?  I bet you 99.99% of people are using their phones while on an Uber ride.  The rest is sleeping.

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        FlutterShy
        310 Rider
         1 year ago

        I think you guys are missing the point.  You use this when there is a creeper driver or whenever you feel unsafe..  You don't have to use it all the time.  

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    AGirlHasNoName
    115
     1 year ago

    Wait, do you really hold your finger on it the WHOLE time?  So it's like a grenade.

    I seriously doubt I can hold my finger on it the whoe ride for several minutes.  I hit a bump and it'd call the police?  How easy is it to cancel a false alarm?

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      mboscorelli
      253 Rider
       1 year ago

      Grenade?  Analogy is a bit off.  The better is those terrorist suicide bombers switches where if they let go, it explodes.

      It took me a bit to find it on Google. It's apparently called the "Dead Man's Switch." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_man%27s_switch

      Seen these in movies.  I can't think of anything specific.  Line of Fire?

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    CasPer
    325 Rider
     1 year ago

    Isn't this pointless as a deterrent if the driver doesn't know how it works? and that you are using it?

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      AnitaBAnthony
      78
       1 year ago

      Right, so you have to awkwardly announce it when you start using it.  

      "I am so glad I have this amazing SAFETY app, that allows me to hold my finger when I am safe and if I were to be attacked by anyone, I would lift my finger and it woudl call the police to my exact location based off of my phone's GPS coordinates!!"

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    SWesson1852
    27
     1 year ago

    No, I have not tried it yet.  but how the hell do I try this?  Let go and see if the police arrives?  So scard to even turn it on...

    It's pretty cool that it has a chat feature.  I wonder whom you are chatting with.

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    KumarBengi
    88 Rider
     1 year ago

    Drivers can do this too?  We drive in danger all the time.

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      DFosterG11
      187
       1 year ago

      That's the stupidest idea i've heard.  Drivers can't have his hand on the switch!  Plus the phone is using the uber app, right?

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    TravTravTravis
    170
     1 year ago

    What's with the silent summon feature?  Don't you want the offenders to know that the police is on the way?

    I was checking out their website, and it has the current stats:

    42,820 ACTIVE BUTTON USES 1,390 EMERGENCY RESPONSES

    does this mean that once every 30 times people use this there is an emergency?  Gosh, that's high.  a bit too high.

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      Star4Shining
      63
       1 year ago

      and 1290 of those were false alarm for the girls' finger slipping from the phone.

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        TravTravTravis
        170
         1 year ago

        Yeah, every time the car hits a bump, I feel like the police would be dispatched!!

        Also, they say they send the GPS location but what if the car is moving?

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    JessMin99
    OP 147
     1 year ago
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    HemiDodge
    360
     1 year ago

    I feel so bad for this driver in the video.  The girl saying he's creepy and her pointing at his head.