Safety starts before every trip

February 25 / South Africa

From criminal background checks to technology designed to assist you with getting into the right vehicle, we’re committed to helping to keep you safe when on the road. At Uber, we truly believe that safety starts before you even get into the car.

Driver Screenings

All potential driver-partners must complete a criminal background screening process before they can accept trip requests through the Uber app. This includes passing a driving competency test, screening session and safety screening. If a driver does not pass all of these requirements, then he/she cannot drive with Uber.

Vehicle Inspection

In order to drive on the Uber platform, every vehicle must pass an independent annual inspection to verify that it is safe to drive.

Check your ride, every time

Before you hop in, take a second to double-check the app for your driver’s information. Follow these 3 steps to make sure you get into the right car:

  • Match the license plate number
  • Match the car make and model
  • Check the driver photo