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Safer communities

We believe that great ideas come from anywhere—inside and outside of Uber. Safety happens when we design together, to make sure we do the right thing for everyone. At the core of our innovation and collaboration with safety advocates is our desire to give everyone the opportunity to move confidently.

Preventing impaired driving

Be a designated rider

Affordable, reliable transportation can help make roads safer. Need a late-night ride and can’t drive yourself? We’ll get you home, no matter what time it is.

The official ride for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

With the right partners, we believe we can make drunk driving a thing of the past. We’re already working on it as the official designated ride for MADD.

Be a designated rider

Every New Year's Eve, Uber launches a multichannel campaign encouraging riders to choose the back seat instead of the front.

Uber helps make summer safer in Australia

Uber teamed up with DrinkWise to give out more than AUD $1 million worth of free rides from hundreds of licensed venues in Sydney and Melbourne in the summer of 2016. The results? Almost 2 in 5 riders used the app to help them avoid drinking and driving. Good on you, Australia.

More than three-quarters of people say that since Uber launched in their city, their friends are less likely to drive after drinking.

Benenson Strategy Group survey, December 2014, US

Human trafficking

Working together to end human trafficking

Human trafficking is a global problem, affecting 40 million victims around the world. We are deeply committed to doing our part to help end it.

A commitment to protecting children

Uber is proud to partner with ECPAT, a leading policy organization seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation.

Uber is one of the first companies to sign “The Code”

We’re one of the first companies in the sharing economy to officially sign the ECPAT “Code,” a voluntary industry-driven set of guidelines focused on helping travel and tourism companies prevent child sex tourism and trafficking of children.

Drivers can make a difference, too

We are taking steps to educate everyone who signs up to drive to learn the warning signs, which may save potential victims of human trafficking. See how a California-based driver-partner helped save a 16-year-old girl.

Funding prevention

Committing $5 million to fund prevention initiatives

The $5 million commitment over 5 years will fund programmatic partnerships focused on prevention. An initial portion of the funding will go to our partners like the National Network to End Domestic Violence, NO MORE, and Raliance. These partners and this funding will also help address critical funding gaps for marginalized communities who are often the most underfunded.

Providing important information to drivers and riders

According to experts, increasing awareness can help prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. In collaboration with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, NO MORE, Raliance, and our Safety Advisory Board, we have developed awareness and prevention messaging—and are using the global scope and scale of our in-app technology to inform millions of riders and drivers.

Fostering a supportive environment

We have joined the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence in order to develop and adopt updated internal commitments and procedures that appropriately assist employees who might need our help in this global epidemic.

We choose not to remain silent but to join other leading organizations pioneering efforts in this area. Here is the growing list of our partners: