"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"
SABRE Uber Driver Products for Personal Safety
If you are an Uber, Lyft or cab driver considering a pepper-based self-defense product for your car, your best option is pepper gel. Boasting the same police-strength protection you've come to expect from SABRE, pepper gel also offers additional benefits, making it ideal for close encounters and small spaces.
Advantages of SABRE Pepper Gel Spray
In addition to providing the same protection features as traditional pepper spray, such as the ability to use it at a distance and protect against multiple threats, our advanced pepper gel lets you directly target one individual without harming anyone else. There is also a greater range, virtually no blowback and easier clean-up afterwards if it's used in an enclosed space. It's also safe to use inside, since it won't enter into HVAC systems.