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9 Ways To Ride With Lyft Like A Pro

Sure, you always check your ride’s license plate, but have you mastered the Dutch Reach?

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Friends, New Year's Eve is almost upon us, and the season of approximately a million parties and outings is ALREADY here. We're willing to bet you have some fun plans, and also need to get to and from them. If you don't already have an account set up with Lyft, make one *here* now, so you're not stranded in the lobby of that cute little bar when it starts to feel not so cute and you just want to get in your dang bed.

OK, now that that's done, it's time to take a second to brush up on safety. Anyone can call a ride, but a true pro Lyft rider knows a few very important basics to help keep themselves — and their friends — safe while out and about and get the most out of the app. Here's how:

1. It may seem obvious but...actually use the app!

2. Use some ~cool technology~ to help you find your car so you're not just squinting around in the dark, relying on fireworks or the sheen of your sparkly dress for light.

3. Take a second to verify your ride — it's worth the (very minimal) effort!

4. Use the app to let friends and fam know where you are and when you'll get home. Your mom will thank you — hello, favorite child status.

5. Know when — and how — to ask for help.

6. Don't forget to rate your ride — it's actually super important for you and other users!

7. Make your exit less dramatic (but more fabulous) by getting out of your ride carefully. Remember that you share the road with other people!

8. Keep your standards high for yourself and others (Lyft does, after all).

9. Learn more about safety and check back for new features!

Now that you're a safety expert, you're ready to roll for holiday travel and beyond! Go you!!!

And ICYMI, you can sign up for Lyft here!