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How Many Transportation Companies Are Ripping People Off!

There are a number of popular transportation services in the industry such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. These services, introduced not too long ago, are doing their best to rip people off. The worst part is that they aren’t really held responsible in case of a mishap or any accident. Here are some ways these companies are failing to protect their customers:

You Don’t Even Know The Driver

When an Uber driver picks you and a couple of other people up who want to head in the same direction, you neither know the driver nor the other passengers. Think of the risks, first of all you are being transported by a driver who has a different profession during the day and he isn’t technically an employee of the company. You just met the driver and the other passengers through a simple smart phone app and are now exposed to a number of possible threats.

You Don’t Even Know If The Driver Is Insured

One of the biggest drawbacks of these companies is that they don’t even check driver insurance, or the insurance required to transport passengers around. This shows how easy going these companies are; if they don’t even keep a check on their driver’s insurance, they most certainly don’t do background checks on the drivers. This means the driver could be anyone, even a criminal by day and a driver by night.

How Many Transportation Companies Are Ripping People Off!Customer Support Is Absent

Another huge drawback to such companies is the lack of customer support. If you are travelling and you face problems like time delays or you feel the car doesn’t come up to the hygienic standards, you have no one to complain to!

In worst case scenarios where customers experienced drunk or aggressive drivers, they didn’t have a company phone number to call and report the driver. These companies are merely phone applications and regard themselves as third parties between the drivers and the passengers. There is no accountability, and the drivers know that they are not answerable to the company.

Hidden Charges

Controversy lingers through all the operations of these companies. Another shady aspect is their claims that they don’t charge tips at all. According to our analyses and comparisons, they charge a lot. The payments are made through the phone of the person, from which the booking is made and they call it a ‘donation’.

Now when they are actually not holding responsibility for being the core of these operations, the strange thing is that all payments are processed through these companies and they pay the drivers after making deductions. Added to that, the drivers ask you for a tip in hard cash as well.

Our Services

How Many Transportation Companies Are Ripping People Off!Compared to these services like Uber, Lyft or Sidecar, if you opt to go for Safe Rides, you would experience yourself what travelling with a registered, well reputed transportation service feels like. First of all, we don’t charge you extra, as making money is not our primary objective.

We started as a 501 (c) (3) charity organization and our primary aim has always been to reduce drunken or distracted driving incidents. Holding a computer software application responsible for mishaps and accidents is not our deal, we are legit, and we provide customer support and seamless coordination with our customers.

When travelling with us you don’t have to worry about your safety, we guarantee it, that too without comprising on quality.

If you need to make a booking, visit our website or call us at 888-656-7233 for more information.

How Some Transportation Companies Are Ripping People Off!

There are a number of popular transportation services in the industry such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. These services, introduced not too long ago, are doing their best to rip people off. The worst part is that they aren’t really held responsible in case of a mishap or any accident. Here are some ways these companies are failing to protect their customers:

You Don’t Even Know The Driver

When an Uber driver picks you and a couple of other people up who want to head in the same direction, you neither know the driver nor the other passengers. Think of the risks, first of all you are being transported by a driver who has a different profession during the day and he isn’t technically an employee of the company. You just met the driver and the other passengers through a simple smart phone app and are now exposed to a number of possible threats.

You Don’t Even Know If The Driver Is Insured

One of the biggest drawbacks of these companies is that they don’t even check driver insurance, or the insurance required to transport passengers around. This shows how easy going these companies are; if they don’t even keep a check on their driver’s insurance, they most certainly don’t do background checks on the drivers. This means the driver could be anyone, even a criminal by day and a driver by night.

Customer Support Is Absent

Another huge drawback to such companies is the lack of customer support. If you are travelling and you face problems like time delays or you feel the car doesn’t come up to the hygienic standards, you have no one to complain to!

In worst case scenarios where customers experienced drunk or aggressive drivers, they didn’t have a company phone number to call and report the driver. These companies are merely phone applications and regard themselves as third parties between the drivers and the passengers. There is no accountability, and the drivers know that they are not answerable to the company.

Hidden Charges

Controversy lingers through all the operations of these companies. Another shady aspect is their claims that they don’t charge tips at all. According to our analyses and comparisons, they charge a lot. The payments are made through the phone of the person, from which the booking is made and they call it a ‘donation’.

Now when they are actually not holding responsibility for being the core of these operations, the strange thing is that all payments are processed through these companies and they pay the drivers after making deductions. Added to that, the drivers ask you for a tip in hard cash as well.

Our Services

Compared to these services like Uber, Lyft or Sidecar, if you opt to go for Safe Rides, you would experience yourself what travelling with a registered, well reputed transportation service feels like. First of all, we don’t charge you extra, as making money is not our primary objective.

We started as a 501 (c) (3) charity organization and our primary aim has always been to reduce drunken or distracted driving incidents. Holding a computer software application responsible for mishaps and accidents is not our deal, we are legit, and we provide customer support and seamless coordination with our customers.

When travelling with us you don’t have to worry about your safety, we guarantee it, that too without comprising on quality.

If you need to make a booking, visit our website or call us at 888-656-7233 for more information.

How Many Transportation Companies Are Ripping People Off!

Transportation Services And Our Solutions

Lisa Jason just began her senior year of high school in the fall of 2011. She was a scholarship holder, an excellent chess player and one of those girls everybody wanted to be around.

But on June 2nd, few days before her birthday, fate had something else planned for her. Some of her friends had planned out a party for the night; with her car broken down she was confused as to how to get to her friend’s place. She had heard of many of the transportation services going around and that how easily she could share a ride with some people.

After downloading an app, she made an appointment for a driver to pick her up, with two other people going in the same direction. At 7pm she saw a jet black car rolling into her drive way. It was the driver appointed to her for the night.

Once she got in the car, she could feel the stench of alcohol coming from the driver’s seat.  The driver picked up two other people from around the block and Lisa got along with them well. All of them were now silently discussing that the driver is drunk and what should they do about it.

They were in the midst of their discussion when they suddenly saw the driver pass out, and he stepped on the gas. They tried to wake him up, but it was too late, the car went up to 80 miles an hour where the limit was 30. It ran down a water hydrant and slammed front first in to a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Aaron, 31, died on the spot and Lisa along with the other two passengers quickly jumped out of the car and called 911.

Why Did This Happen?

There are a lot of new transportation services going around. These services work around a simple smart phone application which connects people in need of transportation to unknown drivers. These drivers work as musicians, chefs or other professions by day and to earn a little something extra, they work as uncertified drivers in the night. This heightens the probability that the drivers would be drunk, unskilled and they are more than often, found under influence of drugs.

How To Avoid Getting In To Such A Situation?

At Safe Rides, we don’t rely on a computer algorithm for the safety of our passengers. We believe in giving our passengers a practical approach towards transportation services for parties and other events. As we are a 501 (c) (3) charity organization, we have skilled and trained drivers.

Sharing a ride with unknown people and using the services of unknown drivers have countless risks to them. Especially if you are drunk or the driver is.

If you are going to a party where there is alcohol and you know that driving home isn’t really a good choice, you can book for our safe, fun and affordable services. We have connections with limo companies that have a large number of vehicles, and given the huge volume we carry out our business in, we are able to get limos at highly affordable rates.

If you want to make a booking, call us or simply visit our website www.saferides.org.

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Welcome To Our Reality

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After months and months of reading about drunk and distracted driving in the news, and noticing how little general public cares about this until it hits close to home, Safe Rides Unlimited has decided to launch this blog where we can keep our readers up to date on the latest news, laws, and stories from those involved in such tragedies.

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It seems the laws are getting more lenient than ever about drunk driving, latest one being the kid who killed 4 innocent people and got off because I’m guessing his parents were connected and somehow the attorneys were able to get the kid of on a defense based on “Affluenza”.  So let me get this straight, if you are a rich kid who is used to having what he or she wants, can go around killing people and not be held responsible cause he wasn’t taught limits by the parents?

Well than in my opinion the parents should be held responsible for not teaching their kid the basic morals and respect of life!  I remember before I started safe rides I lost 2 friends in a drunk driving accident and I was distraught for months, one minute we were planning on meeting at a diner on RT 3 and how we were going to follow each others cars and the next watching them lose control, get in an accident and die.

At that point in my life i decided to leave a lucrative career at my families wall street firm and dedicate my life to reducing drunk driving in a practical way.  I started Safe Rides Unlimited with the goal of making a real difference and not just talking about how its bad.  I came to conclusion that unless people are presented with real Transportation alternatives they have no choice but to drive drunk cause of the way the society is setup, alcohol is a HUGE part of American lifestyle, so just saying dont drive drunk wont solve the problem.  I exposed myself to the tragedies and met with those affected, the one memory i will never forget is meeting with the parents of a young girl not even in her teens.  She was hit by a drunk driver coming back from a football game, crossed over to the wrong side of the road and hit that innocent girl, putting her in a wheel chair for life, she couldn’t even breathe on her own or feed herself.  I will never forget that image cause even as a tough guy i couldn’t help but tear up.  The accident was over in seconds but the rest of her life, her families life was changed forever.  The worst part is when something like this happens people get real worked up and offer help initially but than forget about it and move on with their own lives.  who is to help the victims on the long term?

The point I’m making is the effects of drunk driving are not limited to the accident.  it ruins families, think about your child that you raised from birth and is your everything getting hit by a drunk driver.  i know my life would be destroyed and i would never be able to come out of the depression for a second time.

I encourage everyone to come share their stories with us so we can make them available to the masses and hopefully causing some change and making a difference in reducing drunk and distracted driving.