Ladies, say goodbye to safety worries while traveling
Over the last few years, the lack of safety of women travelers has been one of the most widely reported issues around the world. Though Toronto is a relatively safer city for women, one just can’t have enough safety measures to protect our female commuters.
The Canadian capital has just got its very own car-share app dedicated solely to serving women passengers. DriveHer, a first of its kind ride-sharing service in the city, launched its app last weekend and entered the already crowded market of car service providers.
Rubbing shoulders with industry giants like Uber, Lyft, and Taxify, DriveHer’s USP of women driving women around Toronto is expected to work in its favor. Founded by Aisha Addo, the company’s motto is “providing safe rides, enhancing the community and further empowering women by being an alternative transportation service.”
The hype around DriveHer is huge as over 100 women drivers have signed up with the service. Though the app is up and running, the young female entrepreneur stated that it might take a little longer for the service to function on a full scale as they are conducting a rigorous screening and background check on all their drivers.
Thank you all for your support, our app has 1000+ downloads from today’s launch, and it hasn’t even been 24hrs! During this time, we ask all of those who have downloaded the app for your patience as our tech team are working on tackling the bugs and technical difficulties.🚗❤
— DriveHER (@DriveHerApp) March 16, 2018
Apart from empowering women of Toronto to travel late at night without worrying about safety, the ride-share service has tie-ups with several local shelters and it will provide free rides to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.
We welcome DriveHer with open arms and rejoice that females living in the city can feel safer while traveling.