The December period is one of the busiest seasons for rideshare drivers as visitors would rather focus on their holiday than deal with fighting their way to find parking at the beach.
The more rides however the bigger the chance of things going sideways, both for the driver and the passenger.
Here are a few helpful tips, for both drivers and passengers, to keep in mind when making use of rideshare this holiday season.
SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS:
- Stay focused on driving
Always be alert, keep your eyes on the road and avoid texting while driving. It is also very important to take a break when needed. Rather safe than sorry.
2. Keep it legal
Drop off your passengers in safe and legal locations. Use your hazards when you plan on stopping and pull over in a safe area instead of in the middle of the road.
- Prevent crime
Never park in dark alley ways with no street lights and ensure your doors are locked at all times. Check your surroundings and keep an eye on your side and rear-view mirrors.
- Watch out
Always be on the lookout for people who are walking and biking. This is especially important when you are pulling over for a drop-off or pickup.
SAFETY TIPS FOR PASSENGERS:
- Always buckle up
A great way to start your trip is by buckling up. Seatbelt use is required by law. Be sure to remind the driver to buckle up as well if they aren’t.
- In-App help
This tool is designed to help you get a prompt response to your queries in the shortest time possible.
- Share your trip details
While on route you’re able to monitor your own trip and you have the option to share your Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) with loved ones.
- Feedback is key
You should always give feedback on how your trip went as this helps improve the rideshare experience.