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How NJ is Working towards Ride-Share Passenger Safety

Sami Josephson was a young college student just a few months away from graduating college when she mistakenly entered a car she thought was the Uber ride she had ordered. Tragically, Sami’s lifeless body was found the next day.  Her alleged murderer is the driver who had trapped her in the back of his car. 

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The grieving parents are on a mission to teach about proactive ride-share safety. Turning the tragic event into a catalyst to help others, Sami’s parents, have begun the S-A-M-I  initiative -Stop, Ask, Match, Inform.

The initiative comes on the heels of a previous call to safety issued by Uber  and endorsed by law enforcement that warns passengers to be vigilant.

S-A-M-I : A National Ride-Sharing Passenger Safety Initiative

Along with broadcasting the need for passengers to be attentive to surroundings, confirm they are getting into the right ride-share vehicle they ordered, ask the driver to identify the name of passenger that reserved the ride and communicate with family and friends about tracking their ride – the Josephsons’ are working with NJ Representative Smith and others to lobby for national legislation that would further bolster passenger safety.  

The proposed ‘Sami’s Law’ would include:

  • A compulsory front and back identifying license plate
  • An easy to scan ‘quick response’ code on passenger windows
  • Illuminated windshield sign that can be seen during daylight and night from 50 feet away


PRIME Insurance embraces the S-A-M-I initiative to further passenger safety in ride-sharing vehicles.

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Summary: Prime Insurance highlights the S-A-M-I initiative to further passenger safety in ride-sharing vehicles.  


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