Uber partners with It's On Us and the
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administration
(IACLEA) to share rideshare safety tips as students return to
FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- As students
return to college campuses after winter break, Uber (NYSE:UBER) is
doubling down on its commitment to raising awareness of rideshare
safety. Uber has partnered with It's On Us and IACLEA to develop
rideshare safety tips which are shared in-app with riders picked up
or dropped off at more than 2,000 US college campuses.
Uber has partnered with It's On Us and
IACLEA to develop rideshare safety tips which are shared in-app
College campuses across the US will also receive posters
featuring important safety tips, including reminding riders to
'Check Your Ride' before getting into the vehicle. We always
encourage riders to verify the license plate, car make and model,
and driver's photo and name before getting into the car. If
students are ordering a trip for someone else, please pass along
vehicle and driver information so those riders can verify they are
getting into the right vehicle.
Uber also has a number of other safety features built directly
into the app, such as:
- Verify Your Ride: This feature gives you a unique
4-digit PIN to verbally provide to the driver before the trip can
start, helping ensure you are getting into the right car. You can
opt-in to Verify Your Ride by going into your settings within the
app and turning on Verify Your Ride. Choose to use it for every
trip or just at night.
- Share My Trip: Once a trip starts, tap Share My Trip in
the app to share your driver's name, photo, license plate, and
location with a friend or family member so they can follow the trip
in real time. They will receive a text or push notification that
tracks your trip and estimated time of arrival.
- Emergency Button: If there is ever an emergency, 911 is
just a few taps away. Simply tap on the safety toolkit and select
911 assistance. The app displays your live location and trip
details, so you can share them with the emergency dispatcher. And
in a growing number of US cities, this information is automatically
provided to the authorities.
- "Live Help" from an ADT Safety Agent: For those
situations that don't rise to the level of needing police, fire, or
medical attention, students can request a call or text from an ADT
safety agent who can stay in contact with them during the duration
of the trip. They will be able to call 911 if necessary.
Starting today It's On Us, a leading nonprofit in college campus
sexual assault prevention, will help distribute vouchers for a
discounted Uber ride when students at select colleges read our
safety material. Colleges included in this initiative are the
University of California at San Diego;
New Mexico State University;
University of Portland; St. Edward's University; Lake
Forest College; University of Rhode
Island; Kutztown University;
Boston University; Clemson University; and Florida Institute of Technology.
We want to remind students to stick together, check in with
friends and loved ones before they go out, stay vigilant at night,
trust their gut if something seems out of the ordinary and call 911
in an emergency.
CONTACT: Navideh Forghani, email@example.com
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