RIDE-SHARE SAFETY: College Program Starts in Wake of Murdered Student

In wake of the death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, the University of South Carolina is launching a ride-share safety campaign dubbed "What's My Name" in hopes of keeping other students from hopping in cars they think are Ubers or Lyfts.

 

In surveillance video, Josephson is seen getting into a car about 2 a.m. Friday. She believed it was her Uber, but it turned out to be Nathaniel D. Rowland, who is in custody facing charges for her murder and kidnapping.

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides vowed that the school will do what it can to stop that scenario from happening again. He said, "We want every college student in America to take a pledge that says they will never get into a ride-share without first asking the driver, 'What's my name.' to make sure they are getting in the right vehicle." (NBC News)

 
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