Uber Rolls Out Breathalyzer Kiosks in Seattle To Curb Drunk Driving (Video)

Oct 06, 2015 02:38 PM EDT | Sonja Killebrew

Soon Seattle citizens will be a little safer on the road thanks to "Uber Safe," its initiative that involves kiosk breathalyzers.

Uber says their kiosk will enable drivers who suspect they may have consumed too much alcohol to test themselves at local kiosks.

Here's how it works: First, the kiosk dispenses a disposable straw. Then you insert the straw into the circular hole in the kiosk and blow for six seconds. Next, the breathalyzer calculates your alcohol content. If the test results in your alcohol content being above the driving limit, then the kiosk calls an Uber driver to take you home – for free!

Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, Uber wil give you a free ride home, no questions asked.

In April Uber tested the breathalyzer kiosk in Toronto, in response to research that drunk driving accidents triple after midnight in Canada, according to Uber's website.

Uber General Manager Brooke Steger said that an "[Uber Safe kiosk] is one step to ensure that people consider other options before getting behind the wheel to drive," according to the AJC.

Uber plans to rotate the unannounced kiosk locations around town. 

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