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SheSafe taxi service supports Emerge
August 6, 2018
SheSafe, Australia’s new and exciting ride sharing service, has become Emerge’s latest partner.
The service is donating a percentage of every fare to Emerge, and three other charities.
SheSafe Founder Emma Buchanan established the business after overhearing two mothers chatting about how unhappy they felt about their daughters getting into taxis and other ride sharing cars with male drivers, especially late at night.
“I did some market research and spoke to lots of women who all said a similar thing, in that they never really felt safe or comfortable getting into a car with a male driver. Many women I spoke to were very concerned about their young daughters catching taxis or other ride sharing services with male drivers. It was from here that I knew this was a much-needed service for women and children,” Emma said.
SheSafe employs only women drivers, all of whom have had a police check and a working with children certificate.
“Women and young girls shouldn’t have to feel worried or apprehensive about getting into a car with a male driver, but sadly many of them do, and that’s where SheSafe can help. We are offering a solution for safety and total peace of mind when travelling in a car with a stranger,” Emma said.