After the recent tragedy of 21-year old college student, Samantha Jospehson, who was murdered after getting into a car that she thought was her Uber, 33rd Street Bail Bonds wants to inform people about ride share safety.

Here are a few tips to remember when using a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft:

•Before starting the ride, become familiar with the features on the ride share app. Both Uber and Lyft send you information on the make, model, and color of the car as well as the license plate number.
• Wait inside for your ride share.
• Verify that the ride share is there for you by asking “who are you here for?”. Don’t volunteer your name first.
• Confirm that your rideshare driver and vehicle match the information provided by the company.
• Check the driver’s rating. If you aren’t comfortable with their rating, then cancel the ride and call for another.
• Map your own route and make sure the driver isn’t leading you astray.
• If you are alone, always ride in the back seat.
• If possible, ride with a group of people.
• Always inform someone of where you are headed and your ETA. Uber users can tap “share status” to inform family/friends of the driver’s name/ photo/license plate and location. Lyft users can tap “send ETA” which sends a text message to a family member or friend.
• Keep your personal information safe. Do not share your phone number or contact information with your driver.
• Don’t drink too much. Being safe by avoiding driving while drinking is a responsible action, however, if you are too impaired then you could be taken advantage of by a ride share driver.
• Always trust your instincts. If something feels off, then don’t get in the car. If you are already in the car, then ask the driver to drop you off at a nearby safe location. If the driver refuses, call 911.
33rd Street Bail Bonds wants you and your friends and family to be safe when utilizing a ride share service.

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