The pandemic has significantly affected the global transportation sector. Shipping, land travel, and airline companies are just some of the services that experienced a negative impact due to the pandemic.
Aside from working as a full-time policeman, Timothy Lawson has worked as a part-time Uber and Lyft driver for three years. Unfortunately, when the COVID hit, he had to stop driving for his safety and the safety of his family. Knowing the virus spreads quickly, even without contact, the rideshare drivers and riders are at risk. This occurrence frustrated him, seeing as he now had no way to gain an extra income during this time of crisis.
A solution presented itself to Lawson one day in the form of his 6-year-old daughter’s suggestion about making a partition like the one seen in a police car. Timothy agreed then started to think of a design for the product.
Together with his daughter, Lawson co-founded Share Shield, a car divider screen between the driver’s area and the backseat. He developed the product to be made out of recyclable materials and PET, which makes it durable, light, and adaptable.
The product primarily functions as a barrier between the driver and the passenger. It reduces the spread of bacteria that might be brought about by cold, cough, or sneezes. However, Share Shield remains breathable and transparent enough to allow clear communication between the driver and the rider. The product was tried and installed and proved to stay in place for the whole duration of the test run.
Seeing as Share Shield is a one-size-fits-most product, it is effortless and efficient to use. The product is removable and collapsible for minimum effort in storing or transferring to another vehicle. It does not require any tools during installation and removal, and the car will be safe from any damages that might happen during the attachment of the product. Also, Share Shield is easy to use and can be done by one person.
Lawson wants to share this product with his fellow Uber and Lyft drivers, especially those using rideshare as their primary income. Through Share Shield, he offers a way of reducing the risk that drivers face to generate revenue. Share Shield is not only usable during the pandemic, but also in the near future.
Lawson and his daughter do not only treat Share Shield as a product but as a legacy. As a father, he strives to be the best example for his children by showing them how determination and hard work can give them endless possibilities to be successful.
He is ready to share his product with the rest of the industry. Still, he is currently facing the problem of enormous manufacturing costs due to the increase in the prices of materials, which is caused by the Covid-19 crisis. This difficulty encouraged him to set up a Kick Starter for the people who wish to donate for the production and launch of Share Shield.
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