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Requirements on the road

To ensure that you stay safe and compliant on the road, all drivers should be aware of local regulatory requirements. Please take the time to read and understand your obligations under these regulations.

Regulations for drivers

Display sticker/sign

Some 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 a fine by local authorities.

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 an 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.

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.

Changes in circumstances

Uber must be notified of any changes to your circumstances.

Safety and eligibility standards

All rideshare drivers must abide by specific safety standards.

Obligations for passenger services generally

You need to be aware of the specific offences relating to passenger service.

Driving in Ontario

Each city in Ontario has different ridesharing requirements, and some cities may require you to visit a Greenlight location before you can receive trip requests. Read below to learn more about the specific requirements for each city.

Requirements to drive in Ontario cities

Remember, it is always your responsibility to understand and comply with the law when you’re out on the road. Nothing on Uber’s website is legal or tax advice and, if you have questions about the law, you can always consult your local department of transportation and/or an appropriate legal or tax professional.