Rideshare Safety

The use of rideshare services, such as Uber & Lyft, is common in Newark.  The following tips will help riders to remain safe while using these services:

  • Remain indoors until the vehicle arrives.  Track the location of the vehicle on the app.
  • Confirm the correct vehicle is there to pick you up by asking the driver for the first name of the person that requested the ride.
  • Confirm the vehicle that arrived is the same one as listed in the app.  Match the license plate and vehicle description.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Ride in the back seat, especially when riding alone.
  • Use the app's sharing feature to share your ride and location with a friend.
  • If you feel uneasy about entering the vehicle, do not enter the vehicle.
  • Do not pay cash. Pay for the ride only using the app.