Read before you rideshare

Using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft is a convenient way to get around Columbia, but it's important to travel safely. UofSC's Division of Law Enforcement and Safety reminds you to follow these tips and, if you see something suspicious, contact USCPD at 803-777-4215, 911 or through the RAVE Guardian app

  • Trust your instincts. If you are in a situation that feels unsafe, call 911 immediately.
  • Request your ride from inside a safe place and stay there until the app shows that your driver has arrived.
  • Confirm that the vehicle and license plate match the information on the app.
  • Ask the driver, "What's my name?" or "Who are you here to pick up?"
  • Ride in the back seat with your seatbelt on.
  • Use the safety timer on your RAVE Guardian app.

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