Requirements on the road
To ensure you stay safe and compliant on the road, we need to make sure all of our valued driver-partners stay informed on local regulatory requirements. Please take the time to read and understand your obligations under these regulations.
Regulations for Drivers
1. Display Sticker/Sign
State regulations require you to display a sign or sticker that shows you are passenger transport vehicle.
To help with this, we provide a removable Uber sticker to be displayed on your vehicle whenever you’re online. You could be issued with a fine by local authorities if:
- The sticker is not visible and properly displayed.
- The sticker is visible while you’re not driving with the Uber app (day or night).
- You display an advertisement or other marking on your vehicle whilst driving with the Uber app.
2 Reporting incidents
All notifiable occurrences (incidents) must be reported to Uber.
What counts as a notifiable occurrence? It’s any mechanical failures, accidents or injuries that have occurred during your ride, or situations where ambulance or Police are involved. This includes incidents that occur when a rider is in the vehicle, when you’re on your way to pick up a rider or when you have just dropped off a passenger. We may then report any notifiable occurrence to your local transit authority.
3. Vehicle inspections and maintenance
A vehicle inspection must be obtained every year, regardless of vehicle age and regular maintenance must be carried out to specific standards.
You can find out more info about inspection requirements, including how to get a vehicle inspection, via our Inspections webpage.
4. Changes in circumstances
Uber must be notified of any changes to your circumstances.
5. Safety and eligibility standards
All rideshare drivers must abide by specific safety standards.
6. Obligations for passenger services generally
You need to be aware of the specific offences relating to passenger service.
7. Cameras (e.g ‘dash cams’)
You need to be aware of your specific obligations when it comes to using a camera in your vehicle (e.g. ‘dash cams’).