Rideshare is increasing in popularity these days, as people are trying to save money on gas, be more conscious of the environment, or want to share a long commute with another driver. Along with ridesharing, driving services are increasing in popularity too. Safety is very important in these situations, so check out the rideshare tips that I've shared below to help keep you safe. This post has been written in partnership with SABRE though all opinions are my own.
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Rideshare tips for keeping yourself safe
The following tips can help to keep you safe during rideshare situations.
- Be alert and pay attention to your surroundings. It's a good idea to have your own map of where you're going too.
- Make sure that someone close to you always knows where you are meeting and where you are heading.
- Don't get to personal with your driver, or the person that you are riding with. Never share personal information.
- Sitting in the back seat is a good idea.
- Carry SABRE's Safe Escape 3-in-1 Automotive Tool.
SABRE recently conducted a survey and have shared the results of how increasing safety concerns are impacting rideshare services.
- Personal safety during rideshare is a worry of 75% of women and 61% of men.
- Women are twice as likely to worry about being personally attached, than getting into a car accident. On the other hand, men are twice as likely to worry about getting into a car accident.
- 90% say they would feel safer if they were carrying a personal safety device.
* Survey findings from a CARAVAN survey conducted on May 25, 2019. By Engine among a demographically representative U.S. sample of 1,004 adults, comprising 502 men and 502 women 18 years of age and older.