Uber Is Testing A Breathalyzer Station That Hails Drunk Drivers Free Rides

“You drink, we drive.”

1. Uber has installed a breathalyzer kiosk on the streets of Toronto in an attempt to “curb drunk driving”.

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The custom prototype, called “Uber Safe”, was rolled out for a few nights in Tdot last month.

2. The kiosk is designed to, first, dispense a disposable straw into which users blow for six seconds.

4. Their alcohol content will then be calculated.

5. If you’re over the driving limit, it will auto-hail a driver to pick you up at that location.


The screens will prompt notifications like “finding a pickup location” and “requesting a driver”.

6. Then, ideally, your Uber arrives to take you home — for free.

7. In the promo video, they underscore the statistic that drunk driving accidents in Canada triple after midnight.


8. A spokesperson for Uber Canada told BuzzFeed that their experiment has already had great responses from Torontonians, and to “stay tuned” to where the Uber Safe breathalyzer might pop up next.

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“We’ve been thrilled by the interest this has generated and we will continue to find ways to help people remember that ride-sharing is a responsible choice,” said Susie Heath of Uber in Canada. “In terms of where we might take the Uber Safe breathalyzer next… stay tuned!”

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