Uber Has A Unique Way To Deal With Drunk Passengers

Posted: Jan 26 2016, 4:19pm CST | by , Updated: Jan 26 2016, 10:16pm CST, in News | Latest Business News


Uber Has a Unique Way to Deal with Drunk Passengers
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Uber has pretty much become the go-to way to make sure that everyone gets home safely after a night of drinking. However, Uber drivers have also been complaining about drunk drivers being more than a little annoying on the ride home.

So they've come up with a creative way to take care of that.

Uber announced that drivers in Charlotte, North Carolina, will start to leave the children's toy Bop It in the back of the cars to occupy people who would otherwise be causing a scene and distracting the driver.

"Folks there have found it's a great way to keep drunk riders entertained so they don't distract their driver," Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan wrote in a blog post. "Folks there have found it’s a great way to keep drunk riders entertained so they don’t distract their driver. And in Seattle, drivers utilize color-coded lights to help riders find their cars more easily at night. New safety solutions are always in the works, so keep your eyes out for the next new program in your city."

For those who don't know about Bop It, the game is made by Hasbro and is a plastic toy that requires hand/eye coordination to play with different parts when called out on audio command.

It might seem silly, but it could prevent accidents that have popped up before. A Taco Bell exec actually attacked his Uber driver while he was drunk. Other riders have tried to jump out of the car, attack the drivers, and even have thrown up inside of the car.

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