Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Team Up Again to Save Lives this Labor Day Weekend
-Consumer tips to get around safely and easily this weekend-
(Miami, Fla.) – According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), more than 80 percent of United States riders surveyed said Uber has helped them avoid driving while drunk. With the Labor Day holiday weekend upon us, Uber and MADD are once again teaming up to encourage people to choose a safe and reliable alternative to take them to and from parties and events. Uber offers their top five tips to getting around safely and easily this weekend.
Pro Tips for Getting Around Safely During Labor Day Weekend
When people have a reliable way to get home safely at the push of a button they make safer choices. Whether you’re celebrating by the pool, at a barbeque or have just had a few drinks, your designated driver is just a tap away. Plan to take Uber to and from events this coming weekend.
Estimate your fare.
No surprises here. Before you head out, you can always estimate your fare before requesting a ride.
Make sure you’re in the right Uber.
Only take trips with drivers you request through the app – there are no street hails with Uber. Double-check the license plate, driver name and photo shown to you in the app. Riders are also able to see a driver’s rating to determine if they wish to proceed with a journey.
Share trip details with friends and family.
Riders can share their trip details, including estimated time of arrival and the specific route, with friends and family so they can follow the trip and know when they’ve arrived safely.
After the ride ends provide feedback.
Riders rate their driver and vice versa, and can provide feedback to Uber. The Uber safety team reviews this information and investigates any issues. Uber’s customer support staff is ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Visit Uber.com/safety to learn more about how Uber leverages technology to keep both drivers and riders safe.
Uber is evolving the way Florida moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make communities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.