What about keeping a legal weapon in the car as well? In my city I’ve heard of a few Uber drivers who have been robbed and in the case of emergency I could see a legal weapon as an asset. Maybe I’m just being sketchy.. but it seems reasonable
Uber prohibits riders and their guests, as well as driver and delivery partners, from carrying firearms of any kind while using the app, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Please note that the only situation where they would allow a firearm while using the app is if you are transporting your firearm in accordance with the Transportation Security Administration rules for transporting firearms and ammunition. That means your firearm must be unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container in the trunk of the vehicle.
You can't have a gun in the car but you can keep pepper spray or a taze gun in the glove compartment. I know it doesn't provide as much protection but it is better than nothing!
Pepper spray, taser guns, and pocket knifes are all okay so long as they are not out in the open. Keeping them in the middle console or glove compartment is ideal.
I was also going to suggest pepper spray as it's something I carry all the time.
The best thing you can do is put up a shield in the middle of the car so you can't be attacked from behind. Also keep your drivers side door locked.
I think it is a good idea, if you are going to be driving long term, to install some kind of protection between you and the passenger. You can get that bullet proof glass/plastic put into your car or a metal bar system. I don't think knives are okay but I could be wrong. I know in my area they can't be carried in public unless the blade is smaller than the palm of your hand.