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Tips to using an Uber this Oaks and Derby day

(Source: Churchill Downs) (Source: Churchill Downs)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - As the 144th running of the Kentucky Oaks and Derby gets closer, Uber wants to make sure everyone gets to and from Churchill Downs safely. 

Here are some tips that will come in handy if horse racing fans plan on taking an Uber to or from the track.

  • Give yourself extra time: Heavy traffic and detours around the racetrack and Louisville may lead to higher-then-expected ETAs.
  • Know before you go: Before you request an Uber, you’ll see the total cost of your ride so there are no unwelcome fare surprises after your ride is over. Fares may fluctuate based on how many people are requesting a ride, so if it’s out of your price range, check back later for lower fares.
  • Confirm your ride: Make sure to double check that the car’s license plate number matches the one in your Uber app and confirm your name with the driver when getting into the car. 

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