If you ever take an UBER you will want to check out these 7 tips to keep you safe!
This Video also explains how to stay safe when taking an UBER:
Sometimes we get information from the strangest places. On that note, I had a dream the other night. It was a very upsetting dream about getting into a car. It was an unknown person who was driving me, so I’m assuming it was an Uber, or something like that. I told this person where I wanted to go, and when we got to the destination they did not drop me off there.
It was very scary! I remember waking up and being really upset, and thinking that this person was going to do something horrible to me. So every morning when I wake up I look at news articles, and what’s going on in the world, and I found this article by The Atlanta Journal. It says “Taking Uber or Lyft? Read These Seven Safety Tips Before Getting In A Car.”
Apparently there was a woman who was sexually assaulted by this Uber driver. He allegedly assaulted the woman. Three counts of rape. So it must have been a pretty bad situation. This happened in Boston. He picked her up and took her to a location that wasn’t the location that she had on the app. So I think that’s a really important point is that if your deviating from your route, much like in my dream, that could be a signal that something’s wrong.
There are tips you can use to make your UBER ride safer:
- Confirm the name and driver and make of the vehicle, and make sure that in coincides what’s in the Uber app.
- Also you can check the driver’s rating. Again, this would be in the Uber app or the Lyft app.
- Share your trip details with friends or family. This is really important, and I actually did a video a couple months ago about how to do that with the UBER app. You can check that out HERE!
- Another tip is to avoid riding in the front seat. Apparently there is women who are being assaulted in the front seat, which is horrible
- Follow along in your own maps to make sure that they are going the right way. Don’t just look at the Uber app on your phone!
- Travel in groups when possible. Personally I’ve never taken an Uber by myself, I don’t think I ever would. It’s always good to travel in groups whenever possible.
- Trust your GUT! That’s the most important tip of all. I think having that awareness and trusting yourself is highly important. If you even have the slightest inclination that something’s wrong don’t get into that car. Order another one. Tell them that you have to run back in the house, or you forgot your friend, or something. Make something up, get out of the situation!
Obviously this is scary stuff, but it’s really good to be aware and everybody should practice situational awareness every day. Again, trust your gut. We have these inside feelings for a reason. We have intuitions for a reason, so use them stay safe!
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