The Dangers of Driving Under the Influence for Uber and Lyft DriversPosted:
For Uber and Lyft drivers, when you should not drive your vehicle or TLC rentals as part of your service to the public
Being under the influence or too high to drive is unacceptable for Uber or Lyft drivers who use a TLC car leasing or their own vehicles. There are good reasons to not drive if you have been celebrating or indulging in alcohol or other substances.
- Passenger Safety
- Keeping Other Drivers Safe
- Personal Driving Record
When you are not 100%, you are putting your passengers at risk. Being too high or drunk to drive is not only a felony offense in NYC, it slows your reflexes and puts you, your passengers, other vehicles, and pedestrians in danger. With tens of thousands of people killed on the roads and highways across the US every year, many of the deaths are linked to drivers who were in no condition to be behind the wheel.
In addition to those you protect, you must also think about your personal safety and driving record. A DUI or DWI conviction is not only enough to have you removed as an Uber or Lyft driver, even if it occurs when you are not carrying passengers, but also to have your licensed revoked. There are no good reasons to risk your life, much less your livelihood, by not being fit enough to drive. If you are not in condition to drive, then stay at home until you are fully recovered.
When You Should Not Drive
While everyone has their differences when it comes to recovering from alcohol or other substances, you should keep in mind that you should not be behind the wheel of your vehicle or TLC car leasing until you are fully sober.
- Never overindulge and moderate your drinking
- Always take 36 to 48 hours to recover from partying
- Get plenty of sleep
- Drink plenty of fluids both during and after consuming alcohol
Of course, if you do not drink alcohol, take substances, or stay out late which might interfere with your sleep, then you should be safe behind the wheel of your vehicle or TLC rentals. However, if you plan on engaging in such activities, then also plan to stay away from driving for at least a full day or two so you can fully recover. Remember, you are not only responsible for your safety, but your passengers and the other drivers on the road, so allow plenty of time before you get behind the wheel.
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