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See Jane Go, A Female-Only Ride-Sharing Service, To Launch In Orange County
The service works similarly to Uber and Lyft, except there'll only be female drivers on the road for See Jane Go. According to 18-year-old Savannah Jordan, one of the company's founders, the service provides more peace of mind for commuters. "You're not going to be anxious we you get into this car. It'll feel so comfortable to you," Jordan told CBS 2.
While the service caters to female passengers, men may also hitch a ride as long as they're accompanied by a woman. Children are "encouraged" to ride with See Jane Go.
The company is currently looking for prospective drivers. According to TechCrunch, See Jane Go is working to partner with a car manufacturer for its "30 Rides" program. In this program, the driver will purchase a new car from the manufacturer, and if she gives 30 or more rides in a month, part of her monthly car payment will be covered.
See Jane Go will officially launch at the end of July. The service will be confined to the Orange County area but there are plans to expand to other cities.
See Jane Go is not the first of its kind. Earlier this Spring, a women-driving-women service named Safher was announced in the Boston area.
There is a lot of merit to Jordan's statements that more peace of mind is needed in the world of ride-hailing services. In April, a man pretended to be a Uber driver and sexually assaulted a female passenger in Westlake. In February, director Kevin Smith said that two men, also posing as drivers, attempted to kidnap his daughter. In January a man in West Hollywood (who was a REAL Uber driver) stole a woman's phone and asked for cash to return it. Afterwards he nearly ran her over with his car.