Uber's new feature will force drivers to take break after 12 straight hours

By CBC News Ottawa, February 21, 2018

Uber drivers in Canada trying to work for more than 12 hours straight will soon be forced to take a six-hour break before they can hit the road again.

The new policy, which will be rolled out the beginning of next week, will be enforced through the company's ride-hailing app, which will block drivers from accepting customers.

Uber Canada's general manager, Rob Khazzam, said the introduction of the feature follows similar moves by the company in other countries, as part of an effort to curb driver drowsiness and make the platform safer.


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