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Tips & Advice for female drivers? Safety advice?

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kmcdonald1
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 Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I would like to try driving for Uber to make extra cash.  I had my hours cut down, and I have flexibility with my hours.  I plan to mostly drive during the day on the weekdays, and I already own a car.  I could drive nights if I wanted extra hours/cash.  I was curious to see if there are basic safety tips I should be aware of.

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    ippei
    1202 Driver Rider Guru
     2 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

    Here's a list of tips I heard from a female Uber driver:

    • Be mindful of the hours you work.
    • Be mindful of the areas you drive.
    • Be mindful of where the authorities are available, e.g. police station or populated areas.
    • Make sure to use the app at all times, so GPS is on and tracking your location.
    • Let someone know of your shifts and when you are driving.
    • If uncomfortable, feel free to cancel the ride request.
    • If uncomfortable, call a friend and keep the line open.
    • Install an inside-facing dashcam.

    I am sure there are plenty more.

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    KamelKamelKamel
    79
     2 years ago

    Keep the line open the whole ride.  Phones are now freee.

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    CrazyCrayons
    145
     2 years ago

    Definitely buy a dashcam. Get the kind that swivels and you can point it towards the cabin. People behave better when they know they're being recorded. 

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    JMartensen
    173
     2 years ago

    If legal, buy a mace or pepper spray. 

    Install a divider between the front and rear seats.  

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    bettyvanwhy
    179 Rider
     2 years ago

    Keep a family member or friend updated on how your rides are going throughout your shift. If you feel uncomfortable when you arrive to pick someone up, cancel, gut reactions are often right!