DRIVER SAFETY TIPS
Stand up, don't stand by.
Sexual assault impacts millions of people in the U.S. – 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men. While the responsibility for a sexual assault lies solely with the perpetrator, we can all look out for each other’s safety and help stop violence before it happens.
That’s why NO MORE, Uber, local law enforcement, the nightlife community, and local rape crisis centers teamed up to launch—“Stand up, Don’t Stand By”— to promote safety and help prevent sexual assault before it starts.
The end goal is to ensure respect, safety, and fun are all a part of going out—from the club door to the car door to the front door.
I take pride in helping others, pride in getting people home safe, and knowing I am making a difference in my community.”
- Ben, Uber Driver-Partner Since May 2015
If someone is too intoxicated and alone #DontStandBy
If your rider is alone and appears too intoxicated to get home safely, try helping them find a friend they can ride home with. If they are unresponsive, it is best not to physically touch them. They need emergency personnel. Call 911 or your local authorities and alert security or staff that someone may need help. If you want to report an incident, visit help.uber.com or contact them through the app.
If your passenger’s company is suspicious #DontStandBy
If you think a passenger may be in distress with another rider, be careful how you choose to intervene as it could risk your own safety. You can try creating a distraction by sparking up a random conversation or asking the passenger you are concerned about if they would like you to contact a friend. If you feel someone is in immediate danger, alert 911 or local authorities when in a safe place. If you want to report an incident, visit help.uber.com or contact them through the app.
If your passenger makes you uncomfortable #DontStandBy
Uber’s Community Guidelines prohibit sexual assault or sexual misconduct of any kind. No one should touch you or attempt to touch other people in the car they don’t know. Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what. Behaviors and comments that could make people feel uncomfortable are also not acceptable. If you feel you may be in immediate danger, alert 911 or local authorities when in a safe place. If you want to report an incident, visit help.uber.com or contact them through the app.
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