People are always coming up with new and ingenious ways of staying safe in the world. With the rise of Uber and other ride sharing services, people are always looking for ways to stay safe for themselves and others. Via the internet and social media, people are able to share their tips and tricks more easily than ever before.
One of the ways people stay safe in taxis and rideshares is by having a quick and easy way to exit the vehicle. This is particularly important to female passengers, who have a tendency to be more innovative and aware of safety precautions. Tiffany Jackson, an author, recently tweeted her latest Lyft experience with the world, and it went viral.
Jackson got in her Lyft, shut the door, and immediately opened it again. She did this to check to make sure the child lock was not activated, which would have prevented her from making a quick exit or an exit at all without the help of the driver or another outside person. The driver was new to Lyft and asked her if she was checking for child locks. When she answered in the affirmative, he said he’d have to tell his sister to start doing that. The habit of checking for child locks started after Jackson was in a situation where she couldn’t get out of her Uber because they had been turned on.
There are a few ways of checking to see if the child locks are on or not without physically getting in the car. You can ask the driver to open the door for you from the inside. This will show you if they are turned on or not. Another way is by opening the door, rolling down the window, shutting the door, and opening it again by reaching through the open window to use the indoor handle. If you are riding with another person, one of you can enter the vehicle, one remain outside, shut the door, and have the person inside the vehicle open the door from the inside.
Jackson is just one of many people starting conversations about rider safety. It may seem like a silly extra step to incorporate into your ride, but when safety is in question, there’s no such thing as too safe.