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State Police give tips for ride-sharing users

Posted at 9:10 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 09:10:25-04

LANSING, Mich. — New concerns are being raised with ride sharing apps like Lyft and Uber after a South Carolina college student was killed after getting in a car she mistook for an Uber.

Police say one of the worst things you can do is give away your name to the Uber or Lyft driver.

Instead, ask them who they are picking up.

Also travel in groups and sit in the backseat of the car for an easy exit in case of an emergency.

A photo of the driver along with the make, color, and license plate of their car on both apps.

Most people are in such a rush to get into their Uber or Lyft that they don't check the details of the car or the driver.

A great feature Uber has on their app is the share status option, which allows you to share the details of your ride with a friend.

Tap the share status option on the Uber home screen once your ride has begun.