Updated: Jan 5
What is Safr?
Is a rideshare app that’s focused on connecting women to safe transportation and better driving gigs.
Drivers on Safr undergo a more extensive vetting process then most. Drivers who are approved can recieve mentorship, equity, incentives, and a higher average pay than industry standard.
Also, a portion of fares from each ride will always go toward charitable causes that benefit the greater community.
How It Works
Requesting a ride on Safr works much like it does on any rideshare app, by conntecting you to a driver as soon as your input pick-up and drop-off destinations, and request a ride. However, when you get matched you have the option to accept or cancel the ride immediately with out any fess. If you should feel uncomfortable with your match due to their rating, vehicle, or poor past experience, you can get matched with a driver that suits your needs.
Once your trip has ended, you’ll immediately get your invoice and be able to leave a star rating and written feedback for your driver.
What makes Safr unique are the five major precautions that the company takes to keep you safe:
This is the platform’s guarantee that riders will be matched with drivers who have been fully vetted by Safr’s in-person interviews and driving sessions. Drivers also have access to free ride safety resources.
The Safr team is always monitoring rides, so if there’s a change in your route, you (as a rider or driver) will immediately be contacted
If you feel uncomfortable or are faced with an emergency, you can hit an SOS button that can connect you to the Safr team or to 911 anytime during your ride. Riders and drivers can also use this ride security feature to automatically send a text to an emergency contact that states you don’t feel safe and includes your location.
Riders and drivers are both assigned colors that they should confirm with each other upon pick-up.
How To Sign Up As A Rider
It’s simple to sign up to become a rider. To set up your account, follow these eight short steps:
Download the Ride Safr app from the App Store or the Google Play store.
Open the app and tap “Signup.”
Tap “Signup with Facebook” to connect your account, or manually sign up by inputting your first name, last name, email address, preferred password, phone number, and gender. If you sign up with Facebook and do not have a phone number connected to your account, you’ll need to manually enter your phone number before continuing.
Add your profile picture and tap “Next.”
Add your payment method by manually inputting your credit card information or by scanning your credit card. Then, tap “Submit.”
On the next page you can select the charitable causes that your rides support by tapping “Your Selection” or automate your selection by tapping “Let Safr Decide.” Users can support charities from three of 10 categories: environmental, human rights, scientific, children’s, international, medical research, domestic violence, poverty and homelessness alleviation, animal advocacy, and education.
Select the gender(s) you’re most comfortable riding with, then tap “Save.”
You should receive an email with a “Confirm Email” button and a text with a verification link. Tap on both of these to start requesting rides.
Drivers must pass some of the strictest requirements in the rideshare industry. Now drivers are guaranteed better pay with this rideshare service than with others. To become a Safr driver, you must:
Be at least 21 years old.
Have a valid U.S. Social Security number.
Have a valid driver’s license, active and in good standing for at least three years.
Have a valid bank account to receive payment.
Own a four-door vehicle in good condition that seats five and is no more than 15 years old.
Valid car insurance and proof of registration in your state.
Pass a motor vehicle history check. Safr won’t accept drivers who were at fault for a motor vehicle accident in the past year. Driver’s license suspensions in the past seven years and reckless driving citations are also red flags for Safr.
Pass a background check. Safr bars anyone who has been convicted of a crime in the past 10 years. You may also be asked to pass a state criminal background check (e.g. the Criminal Offender Record Information or CORI check in Massachusetts).
Show your commitment to women’s safety, as well as the empowerment of women.