New Uber app limits driving time to address driver fatigue, reports the North Eastern Tribune.
Driving while tired is an issue for all who share the road and, according toArrive Alive, tiredness-related crashes are three times more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to other types of road accidents.
Uber said they want to do their part to help prevent drowsy driving, starting this week. The organization in South Africa will be introducing a 12-hour limit for driver-partners to enhance driver and passenger safety.
Uber already has features like an in-app notification that reminds drivers to take a break when feeling tired on the road. Alon Lits, general manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa, said they will be taking another step forward by launching a feature across the country that prompts drivers to go offline for six straight hours after a total of 12 hours of driving time.