By now you may have heard the story of Samantha Josephson, the University of South Carolina student who got in the wrong car thinking it was her Uber.
The ‘What’s My Name’ is a new campaign in light of the tragedy to educate people on rideshare safety.
Uber, Lyft and other ride services provide your name to the driver and they also provide a name and license plate number to you before you get in the car. A simple question can save your life. Ask the driver, ‘What’s my name?’ before you get in the car!
University of South Carolina president announces new national campaign called “What’s my name?” after new details emerge in the case of a young college student who was murdered hours after getting into a car she thought was her Uber. pic.twitter.com/zbMkcckbVT— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 2, 2019
Other questions you can do in addition to “What’s My Name?”:
- Check the make, model, and license plate of your ride before you get in the car
- Check to make sure the driver photo matches the driver of the vehicle
- Trust your gut!