As people across the country are recommended to avoid crowded places and public transport, there’s an increased demand for ridesharing services during coronavirus. Both drivers and passengers should stay responsible and follow safety tips to prevent spreading the virus.
Here are a few safety tips that should be followed by drivers and passengers when using a rideshare service during coronavirus:
Disinfect the Car Regularly and Keep It clean
It is important to clean the frequently touched surfaces of the car, such as the door handles, trunk handle, steering wheel, dashboard, etc. This will decrease the chances of getting infected. Also, make sure to leave the windows open for improved ventilation.
Keep Hand Sanitizers Handy
Applying an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) is highly recommended to prevent the spread of infection. Passengers should clean their hands with the sanitizer before getting into the car. Drivers should clean their hands at regular intervals.
Practice Good Personal Hygiene
Practicing good personal hygiene is important while using rideshare during coronavirus.
- Have disposable tissues
- Sneeze/cough into your elbow if you do not have a tissue to catch it
- Dispose of the used tissues immediately
- Wash your hands at regular intervals
- Practice social distancing
Take the Back Seat
To maintain a safe distance, it’s a good idea to sit at the back (if you’re a passenger) and handle your luggage yourself. Stay in self-isolation if you are not feeling well. If you have symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath, get immediate medical assistance.
By following these steps, you can use a rideshare service even during this pandemic. These tips will help you have a safe and secure ride. Get the right personal insurance coverage to keep you and your family protected. If you need assistance with your coverage needs, contact an insurance professional at Westwood Insurance Agency today.