12:00 AM, September 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:45 AM, September 11, 2018

Uber's commitment to safety of riders and partners

From 4 September, 2018, Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, started distributing helmets and safety jackets to driver - partners on UberMOTO, reiterating its commitment to the safety of both riders and driver-partners.

Less than a week of launch of their unique global safety toolkit, Uber started distributing Safety Packs to partners who use UberMOTO to get riders from A to B. More than 3000 Safety packs will be distributed by the end of the month. Each Safety Pack includes:

                2 Helmets (one for the driver and one for the rider)

                Fluorescent Safety Windbreaker jacket

                Brightly coloured T-shirt

Additionally, partners who received these packs were also given a special session on road safety practices.

Uber also ensures that the Moto service is not available from 12AM-6AM, ensuring that moto partners are not taking trips very late at night. UberMOTO also has no forward dispatch (available on rides) to ensure uberMOTO partners are not distracted by beeps or phone calls about the next trip while already on one trip.

Previously, Uber has also introduced a first-of-its-kind insurance program for riders and driver partners. The policy will provide both riders and driver partners with free coverage for accidental death, permanent disablement and hospitalisation in case of an accident while on-trip using the Uber App.