Ride Share Safety

Local News

CHAMPAIGN — Ride share programs like Uber and Lyft can be life savers. They help people get around when they can’t or shouldn’t be driving, but what happens when it doesn’t go as planned?

Last week, Samantha Josephson was killed in South Carolina. Police believe she mistakenly got into the wrong car. She was traveling alone and was returning from a night out.

U of I Police say you should always stay in groups, and know where you’re going.
“A lot of places will recomend to keep a GPS app open on our phone while you’re in the car so you can see where you’re going” said Pat Wade.

When you order an Uber or Lyft, check the license and driver before you get in the car. Uber driver Christina Cravens says she has a camera thats always rolling just in case. In the end, the only goal is making sure everyone gets home safe.

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