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What To Do If You Think Your Uber Driver is Drunk

If you need to request an Uber to take you somewhere, one of the reasons you may be calling for a ride is because you’ve had a little too much to drink to be driving. But what if you get in the car, and quickly realize that your Uber driver has also had too much to drink?

Read on to learn what to do.

How to Handle a Drunk Rideshare Driver

Both Uber and Lyft have zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policies.

From Uber’s website:

“Uber does not tolerate the use of alcohol or drugs by drivers using the Uber app. If you believe your driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, please ask the driver to END THE TRIP IMMEDIATELY. Then exit the car and call 911.

After the driver has ended the trip, please report any feedback directly in the app by tapping Help from the menu and selecting your issue. You can also get in contact by visiting or emailing”

From Lyft’s website:

“If you suspect that a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, call the authorities by dialing 911 or your local non-emergency assistance line if necessary.

Then, contact our critical response team by tapping 'Call Me.' We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

Report the Driver Immediately

While you may not want to get the driver in trouble, it’s crucial that you report a drunk driver to the authorities by calling 911 immediately. Drunk drivers are unpredictable and highly likely to be involved in accidents that can hurt, or worse, kill people. Do your part to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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