Loadout Room writer Nick Betts on using Uber in Mexico with a few simple tips on personal safety. He draws on his experience from doing close protection work for celebrities and DoS personnel domestically and abroad in high threat environments.

There are a number of things I do to ensure safety. Sit behind the driver, always. Also, talk to him and look in his eyes, that’s the easiest giveaway. And, never be afraid to be an asshole. I track my ride on my phone the whole time so I know if dumb detours are made. And always keep the window down so a quick escape can be made.” – Nick Betts