Tuesday 25 January 2022

Safety recommendations on your travels for the end of the year parties

Schedule the trip in advance and do not forget the mask is among your armor against covid

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QCOSTARICA – The New Year is around the corner and with it the parties at the office or homes of relatives and friends, sharing great food, with a good wine, beer, and cocktails, so it is good to prepare yourself regarding how to get to and from these celebrations. Safely.

Manuela Bedoya, Uber Safety Communication Manager for the Andean, Central American and Caribbean region. Courtesy Uber

Manuela Bedoya, Uber’s Safety Communication Manager for the Andean, Central American and Caribbean region, about safety tips so that users can move about more reliably.

“I would like to start by recommending that, as it is one of the times of the year with the highest demand, it is recommended to order the vehicle in advance since the wait can be longer and choose the option of dividing the payment in shared trips.

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“Collaborating partners are more willing to take the trips of all users who wish to be in Uber Mode at the end of the year,” said Bedoya.

These are five of the main recommendations that Manuela Bedoya shared regarding travel safety for the end of the year.

  • Without a mask, there is no trip. Although the vaccination rate continues to increase, during the holidays we cannot let our guard down. To do this, Uber has a mask use verification tool through a selfie for users and driver partners.
  • Trip verification by PIN. December is a month of meetings and festivities, so the Uber App recommends activating the trip verification option by means of a 4-digit code to verify that they are boarding the correct vehicle. In this way, the driver partner will only start the trip when they enter and validate the indicated PIN.
  • Ride Sharing. Uber features real-time location sharing with friends and family throughout the ride, and can be shared with up to 5 trusted contacts. It is useful for them to know how long it will take to reach the desired destination, as well as informing them that the person got home safely.
  • Ridecheck technology. As an additional safety measure, users can activate this function that through the GPS technology of the user’s devices and the driving partner can identify anomalies such as a long and unexpected stop during a trip that, in some cases, could indicate some security risk. Once said stop is detected, the Uber application provides support options and access to security tools.
  • Call 911. In the event of an emergency, this button allows you to dial 911 directly from the application. When pressed, the current location and trip information are displayed on the screen so that it can be easily shared with the authorities.

Have a safe and happy holiday from all of us at the Q.

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