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Safety First: Ride Sharing Tips and Resources.

Story by Bryen Glass

Ride-sharing services have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation in recent years, with companies like Uber and Lyft dominating the market. While ridesharing can be a convenient and cost-effective way to get around, it is important to be cautious when using these services. Cutter Law P.C., a full-service personal injury law firm in Sacramento with over 130 years of combined legal experience, states:

With the advent of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft, the environment for sexual assault happening is ripe in these rides. There have been many cases, some especially tragic.

Here are some tips to stay safe while using ride-sharing services:

1. Verify the driver and vehicle

Before getting into a ride-sharing vehicle, make sure to verify that the driver and vehicle match the details provided by the ride-sharing app. Check the driver's name, license plate number, and photo to ensure that you are getting into the correct vehicle.

2. Share your trip details

Most ride-sharing apps have a feature that allows you to share your trip details with friends or family members. This can be a useful safety measure, as it allows others to track your trip in real-time and ensure that you reach your destination safely.

3. Sit in the back seat

When getting into a ride-sharing vehicle, it is generally safer to sit in the back seat. This creates some distance between you and the driver, which can help you feel more secure.

4. Wear your seatbelt

Always wear your seatbelt when using a ride-sharing service. This is a basic safety precaution that can help protect you in the event of an accident.

5. Trust your instincts

If something doesn't feel right, trust your instincts and take action. If you feel uncomfortable with your driver or the vehicle, ask to be let out and find another ride.

6. Avoid sharing personal information

While it is important to verify the driver and vehicle, you should also be cautious about sharing personal information. Avoid sharing your home address or phone number with your driver and be wary of any requests for personal information.

7. Check the rating and reviews

Before requesting a ride, be sure to check the driver's rating and reviews. This can give you a sense of the driver's reliability and professionalism.

8. Keep your phone charged

Make sure to keep your phone charged when using a ride-sharing service. This will allow you to use the app to track your trip and communicate with others if necessary.

Cutter Law now has a comprehensive guide about sexual assault in ride sharing services with information about how to stay safe and options in case it happens. It can be found on the resource page of Check it out:

In conclusion, ridesharing can be a convenient and cost-effective way to get around, but it is important to be cautious when using these services. By following these tips, you can stay safe and enjoy a worry-free ride-sharing experience.

For more information on the assault ride sharing guide contact Thomas Hall at:

Cutter Law

401 Watt Avenue Suite 100,

Sacramento, CA 95864

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