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Safety tips for a smooth ride this December

December 23, 2018 / South Africa

The festive season is officially here and we’re ready to help you make the most of your time. When getting around this December, it’s important to 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

It’s now even easier to keep your  loved ones in the loop! You can select up to 5 friends and family members as Trusted Contacts and choose to be prompted to share trip details with them during every ride – with a single tap. They can then 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.

 

Emergency assistance should you need it 

This new features allows you to call for assistance from a third-party supplier who will dispatch private emergency services, as well as private security response services if needed – directly from the app.

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