We were sorrowful by the ongoing wrongdoing submitted by a phony rideshare driver

We were sorrowful by the ongoing wrongdoing submitted by a phony rideshare driver in South Carolina. While no words can reduce the misfortune felt by the Josephson family, we are focused on proceeding to make a move to make our networks more secure.

Today, in association with the University of South Carolina, we are propelling the Campus Safety Initiative: a national exertion to enable understudies to figure out how to stay away from phony rideshare drivers.

College of South Carolina President Harris Pastides, our identity respected to before long welcome to our Safety Advisory Board stated, “I am satisfied to band together with Gettaxi on another Campus Safety Initiative alongside other significant advances. By advancing fundamental wellbeing tips, for example, Check Your Ride and the college’s What’s My Name battle, I genuinely trust we can help guarantee ridesharing is alright for all understudies.”

We need each rider to be protected when utilizing Uber. That is the reason we’ve been working inseparably with law authorization since 2016 to make rider security tips and teach people in general about our Check Your Ride steps. By joining forces with colleges and the networks we serve, we can accomplish more.

Motivated by the University of South Carolina and its understudies, the Campus Safety Initiative will construct open attention to the Check Your Ride steps, utilize the Uber application to remind riders how to check their ride, and bolster grounds rides programs at significant schools the nation over. Here’s an outline:


National Awareness Campaign: We’re sending each rider in the U.S. an email with the Check Your Ride steps. We’re additionally propelling a mindfulness crusade via web-based networking media, and we’re setting promotions in school papers and on boards close amusement regions the nation over to teach understudies about these means.

On-Campus Education: We are collaborating with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) for a $100,000 organization to enable this significant association to teach undergrads about the Check Your Ride tips.

Spectator Intervention: We are working with law implementation, amusement areas and NO MORE to grow #DontStandBy, our onlooker intercession organization, to three new urban areas this month and crosswise over school grounds across the nation amid the class kickoff season. Propelled in 2018, #DontStandBy is intended to enable the nightlife network—supporters, bar staff and rideshare drivers—to pay special mind to one another and help avert sexual orientation based savagery before it occurs.


Check Your Ride Push Notifications: We are adding another pop-up message to help riders to remember the Check Your Ride steps just before their vehicle arrives. The alarm will go live in Columbia, South Carolina, today and will take off across the nation in the near future.

Check Your Ride In-App Banner: We’re putting a reasonable message in the application, beginning from the minute you get coordinated with a driver until the minute you begin your trek, to remind you how to affirm the correct vehicle. We’ll keep this update set up for a little while and start it intermittently later on.


Committed Pickup Zones: We are cooperating with the University of South Carolina and the Columbia Police Department to coordinate riders through the application to a devoted pickup zone in the Five Points area where they can meet their driver. The sufficiently bright territory has law requirement close by to support riders and drivers interface securely and effectively. In the coming months, we will connect with significant colleges over the U.S. to do likewise in committed zones chosen by them.

Grounds Rides: Starting with the University of South Carolina, we will dispatch another apparatus for colleges the nation over to give administration to understudies at hours when different alternatives are restricted or inaccessible. Intrigued colleges can present their data here.

Security TIPS

Utilizing Uber securely begins with Checking Your Ride. Each time you travel with Uber, you can ensure you’re getting into the correct vehicle with the correct driver by coordinating the tag, vehicle make and model, and the driver photograph with what’s given in the application.

Notwithstanding these means, you can likewise request that the driver affirm your name. Your driver sees your name in their application, and your driver’s name is shown in your application. To securely trade names, you can ask, “Who are you here to get?” The driver may likewise request that you affirm their name (“Who’s your driver?”) for their very own true serenity.

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