If you have been busy and not watching the news, I felt that I had to talk about this even if it just helps one person. A college student was murdered because she got into a car which she mistakenly thought was her Uber ride. We have used ride-sharing many times and this sends chills through me.
There is a new campaign aiming to stop such a needless, horrible tragedy. It's called "What's my name?". Authorities want you to pledge before getting into any ride-share vehicle to ask that question. If the driver doesn't know the answer get out of there fast! If you are able to safely get that car's license number - great - call the Police and they can investigate.
Of course you also still need to look for the sign that it's your for-hire vehicle, and you should check the license plate too, but each "real" driver has information like your name so there should be no doubt if he or she is the person who is supposed to be picking you up.
Authorities are looking into other ways that customers could identify the correct car in the future, like illuminated signs like taxis have.
Please share this information with everyone you know even if they don't use this type of service because you just never know if an out-of-the-ordinary circumstance might come up. This could save a life!
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Source: The Today Show