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Ride with confidence

The Uber platform was built with safety in mind. Through incident prevention tools, insurance coverage, and technology that keeps you connected, we’re dedicated to helping you move safely and focus on what matters most.

Helping to keep each other safe during COVID-19

We’re actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are continually working to help keep those who rely on our platform healthy and safe.

Our Door-to-Door Safety Standard

Powered by Uber’s innovative technology, encouraging shared responsibility, and including guidance from health experts, these new measures are designed to help protect the health and safety of everyone who uses our platform.

  • Our Door-to-Door Safety Standard

    New measures to help keep you safe and healthy.

  • In this together

    All riders and drivers must wear a face cover or mask when using Uber.

  • Face Cover Check

    We ask drivers to take a photo of themselves before they can begin driving, and our technology helps verify that they are wearing a face cover.

  • Health and safety supplies for drivers

    We are working to provide drivers and delivery people with health and safety supplies like masks, disinfectants, and gloves to deliver food.

  • Expert-led guidance

    We are working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to share safety tips and resources.

  • Ride Safety Feedback

    You’ll now be able to leave feedback on health issues, such as a driver not wearing a face cover or a mask. This helps us improve and holds everyone accountable.

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Emergency help if you need it

If you ever need urgent help on an Uber trip, you can contact 911 using the in-app Emergency Button in the Safety Toolkit.

The app will surface your live location, vehicle information and license plate number which you can quickly share with the 911 dispatcher so they can send help faster.

Your number stays private in the app

Your phone number is private–and it should stay that way. We use technology to keep your number private, so drivers will not see your phone number when you call through the app.

Designing a safer ride

Always on the map

To help keep you safe, technology is built into each part of the ride—from pickup to dropoff and everywhere in between.

Features to help keep you safe

On every trip, you can tap a button for safety tools and get help whenever you need it.

Community Guidelines

Our guidelines ask you to treat others with respect, follow the law, and keep one another safe. Anyone who doesn’t follow them may lose access to our apps.

Drivers must clear several screenings

All potential driver-partners must complete a criminal background screening process before being approved to accept ride requests through the Uber app.

Peace of mind for where you're going

Safety features are designed into the app. So you get home after a night out. So you can tell your loved ones where you are. And so there’s help if something unexpected happens.*

Emergency assistance button

You can use the in-app emergency button to call 911 to get help if you need it. The app displays your location and trip details, so you can quickly share them with the 911 dispatcher. In select US cities, this information is automatically shared with emergency services when you call.

24/7 incident support

Our customer support team is specially trained to respond to urgent safety issues.

Share My Trip

Set up your Trusted Contacts and create reminders to share your trip status with friends and family in real time.

Safety Toolkit

Access the Uber app’s safety features all in one place whenever you’ve requested a ride with Uber.

2-way ratings

Your feedback matters. Low-rated trips are logged, and users may be removed.

GPS tracking

All rides on the Uber platform are tracked by GPS.

Phone number anonymization

The app makes phone numbers anonymous, so your personal information stays private.

RideCheck

Using sensors and GPS data, RideCheck can help detect if a trip has an unexpected long stop. If so, we'll check on you and offer tools to get help.

On Trip Reporting

If you feel unsafe while on a trip, you can immediately and discreetly report it to Uber. A member of our Safety Team will reach out for support shortly after the trip.

Insurance on every trip

We partner with Economical Insurance to help protect you and others in the event of a covered accident.

Check your ride, every time you ride

Matching the car model and license plate with the information in your app makes for a safer ride. Be certain that you get into the right car by following these steps:

Step 1:

Match the license plate number.

Step 2:

Match the car make and model.

Step 3:

Check the driver's photo.

Strengthening our community

Our Community Guidelines were established to keep Uber enjoyable and inclusive for everyone. Any person who doesn’t follow the guidelines can be removed from the platform.

Safer journeys for everyone

Our commitment to safety goes beyond the app. We partner with leading organizations to help make roads safer and our cities stronger.

Listening to a Safety Advisory Board

Uber develops new processes and features with the help of leading experts from the fields of safety and security, women’s safety, civil rights, and road safety.

Partnering with public safety officials

Uber has an investigative team of former law enforcement professionals who offer immediate assistance to public safety officials in active cases.

Supporting disaster-relief efforts

Our team works with government officials and organizations like the Red Cross to support relief efforts on the ground.

More about safety

Driver safety

Drive when and where you want with confidence.

Our commitment to safety

You deserve to be able to move and earn safely.

*Certain requirements and features vary by region and may be unavailable.