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Safety tips for a smooth ride

December 18, 2017 / Ghana

The festive season is officially here and we want you to make the most of your time. When getting around this December, it’s important to make sure that you plan ahead for a safe ride home.

From days spent under the sun to late night parties, always remember to make use of Uber’s in-app safety features for an even safer ride!

 

Stay inside until you’re ready to go

The beauty of Uber is that you can simply tap a button and get a ride while still indoors. No need to hang around on the sidewalk - you’ll be notified when your driver is arriving.

Check the details

Ready to hit those city streets? Make sure you check the details in-app and get into the correct vehicle, with the correct driver! Be sure to:

  • Check that the car colour matches the one in-app
  • Identify the registration plate and vehicle model
  • Confirm your driver’s name and picture

Keep your friends and family in the loop

By tapping the “Share status” button, you can immediately share your trip details and route with a loved one. Meeting up with friends? They can watch your trip in real-time so that they know exactly when you arrive.

The only thing holding you back should be your seatbelt


It’s easy to get distracted when you’re in the festive spirit and out on the town. Don’t forget to buckle up as soon as you get into your Uber.

Use common sense

There’s never any need to share personal information with your driver or vice versa. If something doesn’t feel right, follow your intuition - if you feel you’re in an emergency situation, always call 191 immediately.

And remember, if you’re ever going to be drinking, plan ahead and request a ride to ensure a safe ride home.