"As a woman, how safe would you feel as an Uber driver?" That's the opening question from a recent KTHV article.
Just 14% of Uber drivers are female. When asked, women report they'd feel unsafe driving due to their gender.
However, Uber driver Elizabeth Thomas has some tips for women to enhance their safety.
- Look at the star rating and don't pick up passengers with low scores
- Install a surveillance camera
- Carry pepper spray
- Stay in your comfort zone (don't go anywhere that makes you feel uncomfortable, and try to drive during daylight hours)
- Refuse or end rides if customers get "out of hand"
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