Uber wins French case against driver claiming to be 'employee'

Ride-hailing service Uber doesn’t want drivers in the United States to be on the road when they’re very tired or drowsy which is why it has now mandated that drivers take six-hour rest breaks after they’ve spent 12 hours on the road online. Uber drivers who have picked up rides for 12 hours straight will now be forced to take a six-hour break. This mandated break is similar to the one Uber implemented in the UK last month. Drivers will receive three warnings, the first after 10 hours of being online. The app will force them to stop after 12 hours by going offline which means that they will no longer be able to pick rides until the six hours are up.Uber said in a statement that the idea behind this move is to prevent drowsy driving from causing accidents. Drowsy driving is already blamed for causing 4,000 accidents annually in the country.The feature will count most driving time when it’s calculating when a driver’s 12 hour limit is up, it includes the time they spend at a light

Uber extends mandatory six-hour rest period to US drivers to fight 'drowsy driving'

Uber has had its fair share of legal troubles lately. In September, the company was the target of three federal investigations related to alleged bribery and the "greyballing" of transportation ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Techspot

Uber making drivers take a break after long shifts - CNET

Ride-hailing company takes on the problem of drowsy driving by prompting a six-hour break after every 12-hour shift.

Mon 12 Feb 18 from CNET

Uber will require drivers in the US to take six-hour breaks between long shifts

In an effort to combat drowsy driving, Uber announced today that it would require its most frequent drivers to take six-hour breaks after driving for 12 hours straight. Uber is updating ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from The Verge

Uber Drivers Get Mandated Six-Hour Rest Breaks

Ride-hailing service Uber doesn’t want drivers in the United States to be on the road when they’re very tired or drowsy which is why it has now mandated that drivers take six-hour ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Ubergizmo

Uber is forcing six-hour rest breaks on busy US drivers

With its latest app update, Uber is forcing US drivers to take a six hour break after working 12 straight hours. The company implemented a similar feature in the UK earlier this year, ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Engadget

Uber to require a 6-hour break for every 12 hours of driving in the U.S.

 Uber has added a feature that will force a six-hour offline break whenever a driver on its platform reaches 12 hours of driving time. The feature is similar to one that Uber has in place ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from TechCrunch

Uber puts the brakes on drowsy drivers in the US

After the UK compelled Uber to set limits on driver hours, the ride-sharing service sets slightly looser limits in the US.

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Techradar

Uber will require a 6-hour break for every 12 hours of driving

The company is rolling out the mandatory breaks in the U.S. nationwide, reports TechCrunch. From now on, the Uber driving app will automatically lock drivers out of it if they have been on the ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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