It’s holiday time again, and as always we want you to be safe.
Today, we’re highlighting driving safety facts and tips for how to be prepared and steer clear of the chaos while driving for Uber.
Scary fact: According to the US Department of Transportation, an average of 300 people die in drunk driving crashes the week between Christmas and New Year. In addition, “alcohol-impaired fatalities make up more than a quarter of all crash fatalities.” Sadly, in 2019 we can expect about 800 drunk-driving related crashes in December alone.
AIS Insurance found crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver rise 22% December 24 through 26.
It gets even more alarming for those of us driving in dangerous winter conditions this holiday season. The US Department of Transportation cautions us, “Over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually.”
On the other hand, it’s the ideal time to be a rideshare driver because, let’s face it, driving during the season is a lucrative way to make more money driving for Uber. It’s prime time for visitors and families to go out, celebrate and not have to think about driving. People are out shopping, dining, heading to parties, events, bars, nightclubs, etc. It’s a great time for giving and being generous so no matter how stressful, stay happy and positive.
Another scary fact: Beware especially of “Drunksgiving”, which is what the day before Thanksgiving has been labeled because of all the danger on the road. The night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest nights for bars and clubs.
Be prepared and think ahead this holiday season. Here are 5 Uber driver safety tips that can very well save your life this holiday season.