Requirements on the road
To ensure that you stay safe and compliant on the road, all drivers should be aware of local regulatory requirements. Please take the time to read and understand your obligations under these regulations.
Regulations for drivers
Some regulations require you to display a sign or sticker that shows you are a passenger transport vehicle.
To help with this, we provide a removable Uber sticker to be displayed on your vehicle whenever you’re online. If the sticker is not properly displayed, or if it’s not visible while you’re driving with the Uber app (day or night), you could be issued with a fine by local authorities.
All notifiable occurrences (incidents) must be reported to Uber.
What counts as a notifiable occurrence? It’s any mechanical failures, accidents, or injuries that have occurred during your trip, or situations where an ambulance or police are involved. This includes incidents that occur when a rider is in the vehicle, when you’re on your way to pick up a rider, or when you have just dropped off a passenger. We may then report any notifiable occurrence to your local transit authority.
Vehicle inspections and maintenance
A vehicle inspection must be obtained every year, regardless of vehicle age, and regular maintenance must be carried out to specific standards.
Changes in circumstances
Uber must be notified of any changes to your circumstances.
Safety and eligibility standards
All rideshare drivers must abide by specific safety standards.
Obligations for passenger services generally
You need to be aware of the specific offenses relating to passenger service.
Cameras (e.g ‘dash cams’)
You need to be aware of your specific obligations when it comes to using a camera in your vehicle (e.g. ‘dash cams’).
Operating hours cap
Local ordinances enforce limits on the number of hours drivers can spend online across rideshare platforms.
To help you keep track of your time online, the app will alert you when you’re approaching your city’s time cap, and then again when you’ve been online for the maximum amount of time.
Notify us of any changes
You are required to notify us of any change in the your driver’s license status, motor vehicle registration, or motor vehicle insurance as well as any arrest or charge for a crime or driving offense, including any arrest or charge that would require you to register on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry or on the US Department of Justice's National Sex Offenders Public Website.
Maryland regulations require that any Uber partner arrested or convicted of a crime notify Uber within 3 business days of the arrest or conviction. You can notify Uber here.
Remember, it is always your responsibility to understand and comply with the law when you’re out on the road. Nothing on Uber’s website is legal or tax advice and, if you have questions about the law, you can always consult your local department of transportation and/or an appropriate legal or tax professional.