Retired Fairfield police chief shares questions to ask before entering a rideshare vehicle


Ridesharing safety has been on the minds of so many after the tragic death of a student in South Carolina

One city is already taking action so it doesn’t happen again. 

Jersey City wants to require all rideshare vehicles to have illuminated signs for passengers.

It’s in response to the death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson who was murdered when she got into a car that she thought was her Uber

Related Content: East Windsor police warn of fake Uber

Retired Fairfield police chief Gary MacNamara shared some tips on Monday about what you can do before you even get in the car.

“It’s a national trend right now to ask ‘What’s my name?’ Ask that before you get in. You’re about to get into a car, a confined area with someone you really don’t know. So, what’s the description, what’s the license plate, what’s my name?” MacNamara explained.

Chief MacNamara also said don’t be on autopilot. 

Pay attention as you’re getting in the car and always let someone know where you’re going. 

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