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Tips & Advice for female passengers/riders? Safety suggestions.

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CasPer
325 Rider
 Posted 11 months ago

The Guru Take

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    EllaOfCinder
    195 Rider
     11 months ago

    The list from JessMin and Uber are pretty good, but I got a few more to add.

    • Use Uber's 24/7 support channels - In a case of an emergency or simply when you have concerns, you can use the Uber app to call the company.  They have a 24/7 support, and they will pick up if it is an emergency.
    • Cancel the ride if you are uncomfortable.  I can't stress this enough.  Trust your gut and listen to it.  If anything feels wrong, just cancel the trip, ask the driver to pull over, and get out.  If needed, call another Uber or a cab.  Sure, you may be wasting a few bucks, but it's only a few bucks.
    • Keep a protective device or pepper spray on you

    • Keep your phone on the whole time.  Or pretend to be on the phone for the ride home.  
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    JessMin99
    136
     11 months ago

    Here are seven that I have seen.  I am not sure where it originally came from, but I keep it handy and sent it out to my female colleagues.

    • Confirm the name of the driver and make of the vehicle.

    • Check the driver’s rating.

    • Share your trip details with friends or family.

    • Avoid riding in the front seat.

    • Follow along in your own maps app.

    • Travel in groups when possible.

    • Trust your gut.