Uber with kids: what you need to know about riding with children

July 18, 2019 / Uganda

To the app

Many families use the Uber app in their daily lives, whether it’s ferrying the kids around to after-school activities or helping an elderly parent come and meet you for dinner. We’re glad that families are using our service to make their daily lives a little less frantic.

However, there are a few things to consider when it comes to using Uber for children. Here’s what you need to know about catching an Uber ride with your kids in Uganda.

Using Uber with kids

Ground rules

When it comes to requesting rides, our guidelines state that children under the age of 18 are not allowed to have Uber accounts. If you’re using your Uber account for the Uber family profiles for your children to request a ride, they must still be accompanied by an adult to be allowed to ride. As such, drivers may also ask for ID verification to check a rider’s age if they think it is necessary.

Uber with Kids

Tips for using Uber for children

Are the kids safe and secure? Here are some tips to make the most of taking Uber rides with kids:

Keep everyone connected

The Uber app has a variety of safety features to give you and your family peace of mind when using Uber, with kids or otherwise. One feature you can use is sharing your trip status to let your partner or anyone else know exactly where you and your child are when you’re riding with us. Tap “Send Status” during a ride to share or pre-select up to 5 Trusted Contacts to receive your trip status whenever you ride.

The Uber family profile

Make travel easier for you, your partner, your kids, grandparents and anyone else with the Uber family profile. The family profile allows you to connect up to 5 people to your Uber account, meaning they can request rides using your payment methods, with records being kept on your account. It’s a great way to manage transport for the whole family and take care of the ‘who’s driving who’ conversations.

Uber with kids

So, when are you riding with the kids? Follow our rules and tips for using Uber with kids, and you can make transport that much easier for you and the whole family. 

Family time is precious, make it count with Uber.