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Requirements on the road

To help you stay safe and compliant on the road, this page talks about being aware of 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 a passenger transport vehicle.

To help with this, we provide a removable Uber sticker to be displayed on your vehicle whenever you’re online. If the sticker is not properly displayed, or if it’s not visible while you’re driving with the Driver app (day or night), you could be issued with a fine by local authorities.

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 (dash cams)

You need to be aware of your specific obligations when it comes to using a camera in your vehicle (dash cam).