Riding over the festive season - Uber

December 13, 2016
Source: Norvan Acquah - Hayford/thebftonline.com/Ghana
Riding over the festive season - Uber

Uber Ghana’s safest and prompt taxing transport company is set to provide Ghanaians in the capital the most and unforgettable Christmas rides during the festive season.

One of the major challenges commuters face during the festive season in Ghana’s capital has been getting the right and comfortable transport to their destinations.

For many years, heavy traffic has herald Christmas in the Accra as both public and private transport have choked the roads especially leading to the city Centre.

The situation is more serious for passengers of 'trotro' vehicles as the vehicles are not spacious enough for the passengers to stretch their legs to ease the pain of staying too long in traffic.

Besides the time wasted in traffic, another worry for motorists is the amount of fuel they burn in the too-slow-moving traffic.

But Uber one of the most comfortable and affordable transport system operating in the country has given indication to provide the swift and safest transport to its patrons during the festive season.

According to Uber as the party season kicks off, the company is positioned to ensure that passengers get home safe and sound once the celebrations are over.

In a press release copied to the thebftonline.com, Uber stated “we have covered the basics of getting around over the festive season, so you can always make the safe choice.”

Plan ahead

According to Uber if one thinks after-work drinks may include a few more glasses than expected, then there must be a plan in advance and take an Uber (www.Uber.com) to work.

“You can even schedule your ride in advance so you don’t have to worry about breaking the festivities until your driver comes. Or, if the party takes you by surprise, rather Uber home, leave your car at the office and pick it up over the weekend,” the statement added.

While this may seem like extra work at first, it is a lot less costly than compromising your safety and the safety of others by drinking and driving.

Safety features

We are committed to safety and want everyone to feel confident that Uber is a reliable choice this festive season. Our technology makes it possible to make safety improvements that were never before possible prior to Uber. When a driver-partner accepts your request, you see his or her first name, photo, and license plate number. All rides are tracked using GPS and you can share your ETA allowing loved ones to see your trip in real time (even if they don’t have the Uber app themselves).

Cash is safe

Don’t have a card? No problem! You can still ride with us and pay in cash. Simply choose the CASH option, take a ride and pay the fare directly to your driver at the end of the trip. All trips with Uber are GPS tracked and we know your location throughout every trip to ensure safety for both sides. We have also encouraged them to do regular deposits and keep as little cash on them as possible (by using their cash to pay for fuel and supplies). To date we have not seen any increase in targeted crime in any countries running a cash payment options.

Need help? We’re always here for you

We know there may be times when you need to get in contact: a purse left in a car or possibly an incorrect fare. Now, getting in touch is as simple as using our platform. We’ve created a global network of support centers to provide 24/7 support. Our simple, easy to use in-app Help function answers all your questions. Just tap “Help” and all the information you need is right there at your fingertip.

Have fun, without worrying about your ride

When it comes down to it, the festive season is all about being carefree. It’s about taking care of the little things so you can have a good time. By taking advantage of ride-sharing options at your disposal, you don’t have to worry about parking, tipping the driver (our partners keep most of the fare), being ‘over the limit’ or how you’re going to get home. When it is this fun, easy and available, there is no reason not to make the responsible choice.