See Jane Go: New Ride-Share Service Exclusively for Women Aims to Ease Passengers’ Fears

“I think that every woman that gets into a car has that initial fear,” says Ingrid Newman of Costa Mesa, Calif. She says she feels it every time she calls a Lyft to take her elderly mother to her weekly salon appointment. “When I see the screen and a man’s face pops up, I have an initial ‘Oh my goodness’ feeling. I don’t want to stereotype, but it’s just a fear that a woman has because you just don’t know.”

A new ride-hailing service hopes to make that fear a thing of the past, by having women drivers serving women passengers. Called See Jane Go, it debuted this morning in Orange County, Calif.

 

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