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Safe Driving Tips

holoholo’s Safe Driving Tips

Safe driving includes both driving safely on the road and following traffic laws as well as proper car maintenance.

To become a holoholo driver, we want you to become familiar with:

  • Our Defensive Driving pointers
  • Take care of your vehicle
  • Follow the rules of the road
  • Read and agree to our Operating Safety Guidelines

Defensive Driving Pointers 

Defensive Driving is about reducing risks by anticipating situations and making safe well-informed decisions.

  1. It has been determined safe driving includes always leaving a minimum of three or four seconds following distance to the car in front of you.
  2. Looking for approaching traffic at every intersection and not assuming others will yield to you.
  3. Use mirrors to be sure you never hit a fixed object or another vehicle when changing lanes.
  4. Avoid backing up. If you must back you may want to get out of your car to look and then back up slowly for as short a distance as possible.
  5. Be sure every person in your vehicle is wearing a seatbelt.

Vehicle Maintenance

Staying safe for both drivers and passengers starts with your car. Properly maintaining your car is one of the best ways to remain safe while on the road.

holoholo drivers should always:

  • Plan routine and preventative maintenance of your car
  • Keep abreast of weather changes and any impact that might have on your vehicle

Pre-trip Inspection

We promote a safe operating environment, which means as a holoholo driver you should always inspect your automobile prior to activating your app for accepting rides. Part of the application process should include an inspection that checks your brakes including your parking (hand) brake, steering mechanism, lighting devices, tires, horn, windshield wipers, rear vision mirrors, wheels and rims.

Pay Attention to Dashboard Warning lights

Warning lights are your friends and your car’s way of telling you that there’s a problem. Dealing with your warning lights early is the best way to prevent a small problem from becoming a dangerous one.

Dashboard lights to keep tabs on:

  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Oil level
  • Airbag monitoring
  • Tire Pressure
  • Battery

Follow all Traffic Laws

It should go without saying that a safe driver follows all traffic laws in Hawaii. Focus on driving and obeying the rules of the road, and safe driving always comes first. It’s your responsibility to keep yourself and your passengers secure.

Rideshare Driver Recommendations:

  • Follow traffic rules
  • Wear your seatbelt (Do not hesitate to tell passengers to wear their seatbelts as well)
  • No speeding… ever! Even if a passenger asks you to go faster.
  • No texting while driving.
  • Use our in-app features only when you are at a complete stop.
  • Stop safely before contacting a passenger for pickups.
  • Keep aware of your surroundings (especially bus and bike lanes).
  • Use a phone mount

Operating Safety Guidelines

All holoholo drivers must read our best practices for safety memorandum to be successfully certified before their app is activated.

Top drivers see their passengers as people, whose safety, comfort, and happiness they’re responsible for.

  1. Always follow all federal, state, county, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.
  2. Do not drive if you are not feeling well or fatigued, under the influence of a narcotic or alcohol.
  3. Follow all posted speed signs. Do not exceed any speed limit on the route to be traveled even if your rider asks you to hurry or speed up.
  4. Make sure you safely pull up to the pick up location to welcome your rider on board and verify that any rider cargo is securely stored prior to beginning the trip.
  5. Drivers who are required to wear corrective lenses or hearing aids to meet the minimum physical requirements must have them on while driving and have a spare power source available for hearing aids.
  6. Exercise extreme caution when hazardous conditions impact visibility or traction and if determined unsafe you should stop the vehicle if conditions become too hazardous.
  7. Turn signals should be on for at least 100 feet in advance of a turn or lane change and while actually making such movements. Turn signals should always be used to indicate the direction of travel while leaving a parking position and while entering a stream of traffic.
  8. Wearing seat belts is mandatory for holoholo drivers and is highly recommended for riders.
  9. While on a steep incline or similar situation while driving a slow moving vehicle you may turn on your vehicle hazard warning signal flashers to warn other drivers of the presence of a potential traffic hazard.
  10. Your vehicle may be left unattended once the parking brake has been securely set. You should never leave your vehicle standing or parked on the traveled portion of a highway, if it can be avoided. If a vehicle must be stopped on the highway or shoulder for an emergency, you should immediately activate the hazard warning flashers devices within ten minutes of stopping.
  11. Drivers must notify holoholo if their license and or insurance is revoked, suspended or withdrawn.
  12. No unauthorized riders are allowed.

We created these guidelines to establish trust and safety for our community. Not following any of these guidelines may result in being deactivated or removed from the holoholo platform.

If your account has been deactivated, you will no longer be able to complete rides through the app until any issues have been resolved.  Contact Driver Support to discuss potential re-activation options.

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