Getting around New York City has never been easier. All you need is an app on your phone -- and you can get a ride to exactly where you need to go. But before you jump into that next ride, have you ever considered if you’re safe? And, what could you look for to increase your safety in your Uber or Lyft?
Rideshares offer different vehicle options, from basic to luxury, to handicap accessible to SUV. But before you hop into your ride, there are a few things you should do to ensure your safety. First, make sure the vehicle you’re entering matches the license plate and description on your app. It can be easy, especially at night on a crowded street to mistake one vehicle for another. Making sure you’re hopping into the right car can make all of the difference.
Choosing a Safe Vehicle
When selecting an option for your rideshare, it’s important to choose a vehicle that will fit all of your passengers comfortably, including anyone with special needs or children. But what about the actual vehicle that arrives to pick you up? We pulled the following popular rideshare vehicles straight from Car and Driver’s 2019 list of vehicles with the highest safety rating:
This sedan is Honda’s hybrid electric vehicle, which makes it a solid choice for rideshare drivers to save on fuel, and is also ranked as one of the safest vehicles on the road.
Another sedan topping the list, the Sonata is an affordable option for drivers, and well known for their safety.
“Not quite a crossover and mostly a jacked-up wagon, the popular Subaru Outback occupies a space somewhere in between vehicle types.” Opting for the LED headlights on this Suburu model rank it as one of the safest crossover/SUV vehicles, and are great for larger rideshare parties too.
Our luxury car option - the Lincoln Contintial is a solid choice for rideshare drivers choosing to offer a luxury ride. “All 2019 Continental models now come standard with collision mitigation features such as automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring.”
If you or someone you know was injured in a rideshare accident, contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. at (646) 846-4776 to discuss your case with one of our personal injury attorneys today.