As the holiday season approaches, we want everyone to enjoy this ‘ember’ period without any safety concerns. With the recent increase in kidnapping cases, we urge you to take extra precautions when using e-hailing services to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Here are some safety tips to follow:
1. Always Use E-hailing Services: Stick to reputable e-hailing platforms for your rides. This way, you have a digital record of your trip, and it’s easier to trace your route.
2. Don’t Take Rides Offline: Avoid accepting rides from drivers who approach you directly on the street. Do not let an e-hailing driver persuade you to take the ride offline. This makes you vulnerable and less traceable.
3. Verify the Driver and Vehicle: Before entering the vehicle, check if the driver matches the photo on the app and ensure the number plate matches the information provided.
4. Avoid Tinted Windscreens: If the vehicle’s windows are heavily tinted and you can’t see inside, it’s best to decline the ride.
Transparency is key for safety.
Your safety is paramount, and by following these steps, you can minimize risks associated with taking rides, especially during this ‘ember’ period. Always stay vigilant and informed.
Remember, safety first and always.