Ridesharing is a new transportation option in BC. Ridesharing companies use a smartphone App to connect drivers with passengers in the area. Ridesharing differs from taxis because rideshare vehicles are generally owned by the driver and blend in with other cars on the street. Most of the time, the only identifier on the vehicle is a sticker or light on the front or rear windshield. Because of this, here are some safety tips for women using Ridesharing services.
BEFORE GETTING IN THE CAR
WHILE YOU’RE IN THE CAR
AFTER YOUR TRIP
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The #WHATSMYNAME Foundation was established to honour Samantha Josephson to educate the public on the importance of ride share safety. The Josephson family has granted permission to BCSTH to use their foundation name to share ridesharing safety information in BC. For more information, https://www.whatsmyname.org/.