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“Check your Ride” is Uber’s newest rideshare safety initiative

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“Check your ride.”– That’s what Uber wants users to do, every time they start a trip with  the ridesharing app.

This new initiative comes weeks after the murder of a University of South Carolina student. Samantha Josephson thought she got in an Uber, it wasn’t. Police say the man inside killed her.

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To improve safety, Uber is rolling out a new “Check your Ride” reminder.

It gives riders a checklist to make sure the car they are about to get into matches the description of the driver on their app. 

Related: Lawmakers in South Carolina pass ride-sharing bill after USC student’s death

The feature also lets riders give law enforcement their real-time location through the Uber app if they are in an emergency situation.

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