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Shorewood Police give Uber/Lyft safety tips, following murder of 21-year-old South Carolina student

Posted at 3:14 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 16:14:25-04

SHOREWOOD — In response to the horrible tragedy involving the murder of a 21-year-old college student in South Carolina, the Shorewood Police Department has released a list of Uber/Lyft safety tips:

  • Request your ride from inside your location. Avoid waiting outside for your ride.
  • Make sure the vehicle matches with the one on your app. Color, license plate, model, etc.
  • Don't ride in the front seat if you are a solo rider.
  • Ride with others, if possible. Try not to take a ride alone.
  • Share your trip with the "share status" in the app. This way, a friend or relative can track your location and see your ETA.
  • Don't reveal personal details with your driver.
  • Rate your driver and be sure to provide feedback, especially if there was inappropriate conduct.