Delhi Police asks Uber to verify drivers before onboarding them, check alcohol level before ride


PTI, Nov 29, 2022, 3:11 PM IST

Credit: Reuters photo

The Delhi Police on Tuesday asked ride hailing firm Uber to verify past records of drivers before onboarding them and suggested that the company put a mechanism in the cab to check their alcohol consumption levels.

While speaking at the safety feature launch event of Uber, Delhi Police additional commissioner Mahesh Chandra Bharadwaj said that drunken driving has been a major factor in case of rule violations.

”If a driver is drunk then you should have some kind of mechanism to know that your driver is drunk. We test drunk and drive through the alcohol meter. Can Uber fix something closer to steering so that if a driver is drunk you get the notification. Please find a mechanism to test drunk drivers,” Bharadwaj said.

He asked Uber to verify the past record of drivers before onboarding them.

”Uber should try to put a system in place to get notified about traffic rule violations by their driver partner, which in turn can be shared with Delhi Traffic Police,” Bhardwaj said.

Uber India and South Asia head of safety operations Sooraj Nair said that the company has noted the feedback and will carry on study to check feasibility of features into the system.

On the occasion, Uber announced expanded support to users to call their helpline even after 30 minutes of ending their trips.

Uber director Customer Experience for India and South Asia Manasi Chadha said that the extended timeline has been launched in India only.

He said that the company has completed an SOS feature to send alerts during emergencies, which has been integrated with Hyderabad Police and gone live in the city. ”We are in talks with the police department of other states to integrate SOS features. Every state police department has a different technology architecture. We are working with them to integrate our SOS feature with their system,” Nair said.

Uber has also started audio rear seat belt reminders for riders on the driver’s phone along with a push notification on the rider’s phone.

The government has made it mandatory to wear a rear seat belt after the tragic death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry in September.

”We are the first one to go live with this feature,” Nair said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Gill or Surya? Rohit says it will be “horses for courses” in Test matches too

Turkiye, Syria quake deaths pass 9,000; deadliest in 10 years

PM Modi wears jacket made of material recycled from plastic bottles

RBI slows pace of interest rate hikes but hints at more to come

M’luru bomb blast: NIA gets hands-on crucial information

Interpol Red Corner notices serve no purpose, 8 fugitives from Kerala still at large

Glass igloo becomes new tourist attraction in Gulmarg


Related Articles More

SC sets aside NCDRC order awarding compensation of Rs two crore to model for faulty hair cut

Trans couple blessed with baby in Kerala

PM Modi wears jacket made of material recycled from plastic bottles

India records 96 fresh Covid cases

Interpol Red Corner notices serve no purpose, 8 fugitives from Kerala still at large

MUST WATCH

Pangala Crime News

A successful coastal farmer growing watermelons

Mahesh Joshi Interview

Success Story of Mr bean

| Malpe fish market


Latest Additions

Mangaluru: 49-year-old man gets lifer for raping, impregnating stepdaughter

Gill or Surya? Rohit says it will be “horses for courses” in Test matches too

Zelenskyy to visit UK for first time since Russia’s invasion

SC sets aside NCDRC order awarding compensation of Rs two crore to model for faulty hair cut

Managed to give people an anti-hero they will always remember: ‘Pathaan’ star John Abraham

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.