Staying safe on the road


While being a Delivery Partner has many perks – like working for yourself – it also means spending more time on the road than the average person. Naturally, this increases the level of risk you’re exposed to. Your safety is our priority, so we’ve put together some best practices to keep yourself and others safe while on the road.

Avoid creating or being involved in an accident by practicing the following Federal agency advice:

  • Always wear a seatbelt: CDC says wearing a seatbelt is the most effective way to prevent serious injury in a car collision

  • Space management is key: It ensures there’s a better chance of stopping before a collision. Best practice is to allow 3 seconds of stop time from the car in front. When stopped, you should be able to see the rear tires of the car in front

  • Check all directions for bikes and pedestrians: According to the Department of Transportation, 50% of crashes occur at or near intersections.

  • Avoid multitasking while driving: Distracted driving increases the chance of a motor vehicle crash, endangering you and others on the road. Whether it’s adjusting your mirrors, selecting music, or reading a message - do it before or after your trip, not during. If you receive calls or texts from your customer, you should always prioritize your safety and only respond when it is safe to do so.

  • Stay alert and avoid driving when drowsy: It’s important to take a rest when necessary to keep yourself and others safe on the road.