Travel Guide: Safety Tips for Ridesharing

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What To Look For

Matching reservation information

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft provide riders with a picture of the driver, along with their name, license plate number, and make/model of the car. Make sure these things match with the person who picks you up.
 

Anonymous calling

Riders and drivers have the option of calling each other through an anonymized phone number in order to keep personal information safe — use this option if you have any doubts.
 

GPS receipt of your ride

Every ride is tracked by GPS. Make sure you receive a detailed receipt of the route that was taken while you were in the car.
 

ETA features

Some ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft offer an ETA feature that gives a rider the ability to share their estimated time of arrival with family and friends.
 

Company emblem

Some cars have an emblem identifying the company. Be sure to look for these, located on the right-hand side of the windshield.

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