Uber is Committed to Safety

Watch this short video on safety while on the Uber platform!

Cashless Transactions Protect You From Risk

Fares are charged automatically to the rider’s credit card – so you never have to deal with the risk or hassle of carrying cash and making change.

Drivers Rate Riders Too

You rate your rider after every trip. It is a violation of the code of conduct when any rider behavior makes drivers concerned for their safety or the safety of their vehicles.

No Random Pick-Ups, So You Feel At Ease

Before riding with Uber, riders are required to create an account with their personal and payment information — and rides can only be requested through the app, so there’s a detailed record of every customer and every trip.

End-to-end Insurance

From pickup to drop-off, every trip around the world is insured—protecting riders, drivers, and everyone else on the road.

Important Safety Reminders

Please review the safety tips below to help keep the system safe for riders and drivers: 

  • Confirm you are picking up the right rider. Ask the rider to confirm his or her name before beginning a trip, especially in high-traffic areas.
  • Need to contact your rider? Call or text the rider through the app using an anonymized phone number, without ever sharing or receiving any personal information.
  • On occasion, individuals may ask you to give them a ride outside of the Uber system for cash - this is known as a ‘street hail’. The Uber system does not enable partners to accept street hails, and picking up passengers who haven’t requested through the app is both illegal and dangerous for riders and drivers. Drivers who violate this policy will be deactivated.

For additional information on safety, check out our Code of Conduct.


The best way to handle an accident is to be prepared ahead of time. To help, we’ve complied a checklist of suggested tips.

Intoxicated Riders

Uber and Uber users are proud to play a part in reducing the number of drunk driving accidents in cities we’ve entered. However, with alcohol comes unexpected behaviors that can be challenging for even the most seasoned partner-driver to manage. Check out the Intoxicated Rider Guide to help you address a situation where the rider may have had too much to drink.


If at any time you feel that you are faced with a situation that requires immediate emergency attention, please call the emergency service number in your area. Once all parties are safe and the situation has been handled by the authorities, please then notify Uber. We will assist and take appropriate action as needed, including cooperating with law enforcement.