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Uber and AAA Offer Safety Tips for Boca and Deerfield Beach New Years Eve Riders!
The following is a just released tips for holiday riders using Uber from Uber.The ride sharing platform suggests for their riders during the holidays.
Safety is always key, so Uber has put together a list of consumer tips for New Year’s Eve designed for a smooth and reliable experience for both drivers and riders.
Below also is AAA information available to drivers in most states and in Florida they offer assistance for impaired motorists to not drive.
1. Ring in 2017 With A Designated Driver.
Whether you are planning on taking an Uber or having a family member or friend take wheel, make sure you know how you plan on getting home safely before strutting out the door.AAA also offers a program if you are intoxicated and or unable to drive see below from AAA.
2. Pop. Fizz. Clink. Toast To Leaving Your Car Keys Behind
As people prepare for a fun night out, they should be reminded of the dangers of drunk driving and take the pledge not to drive if their plans include alcohol by leaving the keys behind.
3. Kiss Surprises Goodbye With Upfront Fares
Peak times on NYE fall typically between midnight and 3am. With upfront fares, you’ll see the total cost of your ride before you request. That means riders get to see and approve the fare in advance. There’s no math involved, and no surprises. The upfront fare takes into account all the factors that typically impact the price of a trip, including how many people are requesting rides as well as the length of the journey.
4. The Streets Will Be Crowded, So Check Before You Hop In
Don’t forget to double check the car’s model and license plate in the app before you hop in your ride, and confirm it’s your driver by asking for their name and looking at their picture.
5. Share your Status
Running late? Let your friends know by sharing your location in real-time so they know when to expect you. Once you’re on a trip, just tap “Share Status” to send them a map of your route and expected time of arrival.
6. Forget something?
It happens to everyone: You leave your Uber and realize you left something behind in the backseat. When it’s your phone, your backpack, or even a shoe (yes, it’s happened), with Uber it’s easy to recover lost items. Lost and found might come in handy during the holidays when New Year’s party favors are apt to get left behind.
- Select “Your Trips” from the top left-hand section of your app and and pick which trip you lost the item.
- The best way to retrieve an item you may have left in a vehicle is to call the driver. Select “I lost an item” and scroll down to enter your phone number and tap SUBMIT.
- Your phone will ring and connect you with your driver’s mobile number.
- If you’ve lost your phone, please enter a friend’s phone number to connect with your driver.
This holiday season, AAA reminds motorists to travel safely and drive drug- and alcohol-free when hitting the roads. For those who do plan to drink, AAA urges them to take safety precautions in advance: designate a non-drinking driver, call a cab or stay with a friend.
A number of AAA clubs offer safe ride services on select dates for members and nonmembers. * AAA strongly recommends selecting a designated driver before heading out for any holiday celebrations.
AAA works year-round to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving in an effort to reduce traffic-related crashes and injuries.
If you need a safe ride home, call 1-800-AAA-HELP.
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