Uber introduces 5-star safety standard for all cars

    Uber introduces 5-star safety standard for all cars
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    In case you haven’t yet heard, Uber Australia recently announced that from 1 October 2019, all new vehicles signed up to its app will need to have a 5-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating.

    This is a great win for passengers who will have the benefit of riding in 5-star safety vehicle but how will this affect existing and new drivers?

    Here’s what you’ll need to know

    • Drivers of new vehicles signing up to Uber from October 2019 will need to have a car with a 5-star safety rating and be less than 10 years old
    • Vehicles in Uber Black, Uber Lux and Uber SUV must be less than 7 years old
    • Existing drivers currently driving with Uber will have two years to switch to a safer car if their current vehicle does not meet these requirements meaning by October 2021, all vehicles operating on the Uber platform will be 5-star ANCAP rated

    The overall safety of cars has risen in recent years and this is something that we at Splend are very passionate about. All Splend vehicles available on our Rent and Rent-to-Own plan are 5-star ANCAP rated so for our current drivers, you have nothing to worry about.

    If you’re new to this industry and in need of a vehicle following this announcement, be sure to give our team a call or chat.
    Thanks to our selection of UberX and UberXL models, driving with Uber has never been easier – and safer.


    About Splend

    Splend is a global leader in providing rental vehicles to rideshare drivers, with offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico.

    For more information about Splend, give our team a call on 1800 775 363 or email us at hello@splend.com.au.

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