Uber limits number of hours drivers can work
National Sleep Foundation survey cited for drowsy driving finding
HOUSTON – Uber is limiting the number of hours drivers can work behind the wheel for the company.
A release on the company’s website says a new feature it is launching across the country prompts drivers to go offline for six straight hours after a total of 12 hours of driving time.
Uber says it’s to limit drowsy driving after a National Sleep Foundation survey report that said nearly 7 million people admitted to dozing off behind the wheel within the same two weeks.
Here’s how it works:
• The feature will count driving time.
• The feature provides periodic notifications when approaching the 12-hour driving time limit and then automatically goes offline for six straight hours when the max has been reached.
• After the six hours, driving time resets and drivers can go online again to receive trip requests.
• Uber notes that different driving time limits may apply in some cities due to local regulations. For more information about your location, go here.
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