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uberThe Citizen reports that Uber South Africa will be introducing a 12-hour limit for driver-partners to enhance driver and passenger safety.  

Driving while tired is an issue for all who share the road and, 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.  City Buzz reports that Uber said they wanted to do their part to help prevent drowsy driving, starting this week.  Uber already has safety features such as 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 would be taking another step forward by launching a feature across the country that prompts drivers to go offline for six straight hours, after reaching a total of 12 hours of driving time.  “Drivers who do not take a long enough break will not be able to log into the app and take trips before that period expires,” said Lits.  After the six hours, the driving time resets and drivers can go online again to receive trip requests.

  • Read this report by Thabo Jobo in full at The Citizen

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