By Andrew Sgroi 7:19am, October 27, 2016 – Updated 1:47pm, October 27, 2016
This Halloween weekend, tens of millions of riders throughout the U.S. can flip to Uber for a protected journey house following festivities with household and buddies. And since there’s cash to be made, a whole lot of hundreds of drivers will probably be there to offer these rides and assist individuals keep away from consuming and driving.
Even proper right here in Wilmington, the 38th annual Halloween Loop attracts revelers from all throughout the area. Though faculty buses shuttle the partygoers between nightspots, the age-previous query stays: how will they get house?
In session with regulation enforcement, the rideshare service has shared 10 shopper ideas to assist customers benefit from safety options within the app, in addition to helpful info reminiscent of the right way to “know your Uber” and never get “tricked” by somebody this Halloween:
Request Your Ride Inside: When the get together’s over, there’s no want to hold curbside. Wait safely indoors whereas maintaining a tally of your app for your driver to reach.
Know Your Uber, Avoid Scams: When you request an Uber, you’re given the driving force’s identify, photograph and license plate quantity in your app. Before you get within the automotive, examine the license plate quantity and look within the window to ensure the driving force matches the photograph. When you open the door, ask for the driving force’s identify. Always keep in mind Uber rides can solely be requested via the app, so by no means settle for road hail solicitations from these claiming to be Uber.
Be a Backseat Rider: If you’re driving alone, select to take a seat within the backseat. This ensures you’ve gotten the choice of exiting both aspect of the car after it safely stops to keep away from shifting visitors and provides you and your driver some private area.
Share Your Trip Details: While en route, you can’t solely monitor your personal journey in your app but in addition share your journey particulars with family and friends. Simply faucet the “Send Status” button to right away ship your driver’s identify, photograph, car, and the place you’re on the map to a pal or member of the family, in order that they know if you’ve safely arrived. They don’t even have to obtain the app to trace your journey!
Protect your Personal Information: As you’d anyplace, be cautious when sharing any private info. There is not any have to share your telephone quantity or private contact particulars. Riders and drivers’ telephone numbers are hidden once they talk by way of the Uber app to guard everybody’s privateness.
Give Feedback: Your suggestions helps enhance the Uber expertise for everybody, keep a top quality service and supply accountability. A 24/7 international help staff evaluations this suggestions and can comply with up with applicable motion relating to reviews of conduct that violates Uber’s group tips.
Plan Ahead: Take time to assessment the safety options obtainable to you within the app earlier than you head out with associates, so you understand how to make use of them. It’s straightforward and fast. Before you request a experience, know the place your vacation spot is and select a pal or member of the family whom you’ll be able to share your journey particulars with later.
Be Kind and Respectful: Please deal with your driver as you’d need to be handled. Be respectful of his or her private car. Community tips apply to each riders and drivers.
Follow Your Intuition: Trust your instincts and use your greatest judgement when utilizing the Uber app. Be conscious of your environment. And when you ever really feel you’re in an emergency state of affairs, all the time name 911 instantly.
Don’t Forget to Buckle Up: You is probably not within the driver’s seat, however that’s no excuse to overlook the Golden Rule of automotive ridership. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seatbelt use is the simplest option to save lives and scale back accidents if ever an accident ought to happen.
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