Our commitment to safety
We want you to move freely, make the most of your time, and be connected to the people and places that matter most to you. That’s why we are committed to safety, from the creation of new standards to the development of technology with the aim of reducing incidents.
All drivers are background checked before their first trip
Before anyone can drive with Uber, they must undergo a multi-step safety screen, including being checked for driving violations, impaired driving, violent crime, and other checks. In addition, Uber rescreens drivers every year and uses technology to look for issues in between.
There’s emergency help if you need it
In an emergency, speed and accuracy are critical. If you call 911 from the Uber app, the app displays your live location and trip details, so you can share them with the emergency dispatcher. And in a growing number of US cities, this information is automatically provided to the authorities.
We’ve built technology to look out for you
We hope every trip is a smooth one, but things don't always go as planned—which is why we built RideCheck. By using sensors and GPS data, RideCheck can help detect if a trip goes unusually off-course or if a possible crash has occurred. If we notice anything out of the ordinary, we’ll reach out to provide you with the resources you need to get help.
There’s auto insurance to help protect you
We work with leading auto insurance providers to help protect riders and drivers on the Uber app. Uber maintains commercial auto insurance in case of a covered accident, including at least $1 million in liability insurance on behalf of our driver-partners once a ride is accepted.
You have our support, whenever you need it
Uber support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is handled by a team of trained safety agents. If you’re in immediate danger, you should always contact authorities first.
Your personal details stay private
We use technology to help keep your phone number private, so neither drivers nor riders will see each other’s numbers when communicating through the Uber app. Once a trip is completed, the app also protects rider information by concealing specific pickup and dropoff addresses in a driver’s trip history.
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How safety is built into your experience
Safety features in the app
Share your trip details with loved ones. Track your trip during your ride. Our technology helps put peace of mind at your fingertips.
An inclusive community
Millions of riders and drivers share a set of Community Guidelines, holding each other accountable to do the right thing.
Support at every turn
A specially trained team is available 24/7. Reach them in the app, day or night, with any questions or safety concerns.
Building safer journeys for everyone
Count on 24/7 support to help with any questions or safety concerns. Share your trip with loved ones. Our focus is on your safety, so you can go where the opportunity is.
“Every day, our technology puts millions of people together in cars in cities around the world. Helping keep people safe is a huge responsibility and one we do not take lightly.”
Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO
Partnering to make a difference
Our commitment to safety goes beyond your ride. We have teamed up with leading experts—from public safety officials to anti-violence organizations—to help make roads and cities safer for all.
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