Fatigue-related crashes are three times more likely to result in serious injury or death, compared to other types of road accidents…
Drowsy driving is a dangerous, yet common driving hazard in South Africa and it’s no surprise when you consider the long hours and hard work many South Africans endure on a daily basis.
According to Arrive Alive, fatigue-related crashes are three times more likely to result in serious injury or death, compared to other types of road accidents.
In an effort to combat drowsy driving and to keep drivers and riders safe on the roads, Uber has introduced new driving hours whereby drivers will be prompted go offline for six straight hours – after a total of 12 hours of driving time.
“We’re committed to playing our part in preventing drowsy driving, this is why we’re taking a step forward by launching a new feature,” says Uber.
“The move will strengthen our approach to help keep riders and drivers safe on the road, while maintaining flexibility of driving with Uber, which is what drivers love.”
Here’s how it works:
Also read: Signs that you’re a drowsy driver
Sources: Uber, Arrive Alive and The Citizen