Tips for Using Ride Sharing Apps

Below, are safety tips for the use of any Ride Sharing App.

  1. Request your ride inside
    If possible, wait for your ride indoors.
  2. Check Your Ride
    Verify you’re getting into the right car with the right driver by matching the license plate, car make, model, and driver photo with what’s provided in your app. 
  3. Have the driver confirm your name
    Ask the driver to confirm your name before you get in the car. Your driver sees your first name in their app, and your driver’s first name is displayed to you in your ride share company’s app. 
  4. Be a back-seat rider
    Sit in the back seat, especially if you’re riding alone.
  5. Always wear your seat belt
    Seat belts save lives and reduce injuries related to car crashes. 
  6. Share your trip details with loved ones
    Share your driver’s name, photo, license plate, and location with a friend or family member.
  7. Protect your personal information
    Technology for some ride share companies anonymize your phone number when you call or message your driver through their app and masks your pickup and drop-off addresses in a driver’s trip history.
  8. Follow your intuition
    Trust your instincts and use your best judgment when requesting a ride. If you feel that you’re in an urgent situation, call 911. If you feel unsafe, you may end the ride at any time. 
  9. Be kind and respectful
    Please respect fellow passengers, your driver, and their car.
  10. Give feedback about your trip
    Feedback helps to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride for everyone.
  11. LiveSafe SafeWalk feature
    As an additional safety feature, you can activate your SafeWalk feature via the LiveSafe app as an alternative to your ride sharing app.