Following the tragic death of 21-year-old college student Samantha Josephson who was killed after getting into what she thought was her UBER car, KITV4 looked deeper into passenger safety with UBER and Lyft. 

For rideshare services UBER and Lyft, passenger safety is the priority, it's right on their websites.

Lyft will "go the extra mile" for it, and UBER is "committed" to it. 

Even though their goal is to get you from point A to point B safely, passengers need to do their part to protect themselves which includes:

1) Waiting for your ride indoors. Both apps let you track where your driver is until the moment they reach your pick-up point. 

2) Confirm car details such as make, model, car color, that all matters if you don't want to mistakenly hop into the wrong ride. And for good measure, match the license plate number and driver's photo to the info on your phone. 

3) If you're in a different city map your drivers course so you know if or when your driver doesn't take you the right route. 

4) Don't ride shotgun, back seat is best to provide personal space

5) Personal information like credit card info or phone numbers are off limits. Service fares are handled through the app and tips are too. 

6) If you're riding solo, tell a friend.

UBER's 'share status' will let you send a contact the drivers info, and lets them track your trip even if they don't have an app.

Lyft's 'send ETA' option is a similar feature text alerting a friend with route and driver details. 

When it comes to your rideshare safety, there shouldn't be any potholes in your transportation plans.