Ridesharing providers offer consumers an alternative to traditional taxis. Since the founding of Uber in 2009, ridesharing services have expanded rapidly. Part transportation and part social network, riders can use their smartphones to book reliable transportation whenever needed.
However, ridesharing is not without risks. Following a few easy tips can help ensure you arrive at your destination safely.
A woman’s story about a fake rideshare driver in Seattle’s International District has sparked concerns about rideshare safety. The woman posted on Reddit last Monday claiming that a man posing as a rideshare driver attempted to pick her up at South Lane Street and Sixth Avenue South in Seattle.
After the incident, the woman wrote she called police and was advised if it happened again, she should call 911 immediately.
In light of the woman’s terrifying experience, rideshare company Uber shared several safety tips for passengers when using rideshare vehicles.
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