Uber Has Lowered Their Minimum Driving Age To 21
There’s several different ridesharing companies out there all competing against one another to meet the ever-growing demand of its passengers. In a constant need for drivers to cater to its users, these firms are allowing younger and younger drivers to become part of the trend.
It wasn’t long ago that only Sidecar allowed those drivers for 21 to sign up for its service. This, was quickly followed by Lyft. Though, whilst these two changed their policies, Uber had seemingly – at least on the surface – kept its vehicle and driver requirements, which meant that drivers had to be 23 years of age or older.
However, it would appear that this wasn’t the case at all and that Uber had in fact updated their driver requirements as well. Though the original requirement was 23, this has now been changed to 21, for several states – whilst it remains untouched in others.
We’ve contacted Uber who have confirmed this change in policy, and have provided the following information below:
- Minimum age for Uber drivers is 21 in Atlanta, San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Boston.
- The minimum age for Uber drivers in other cities remains 23.
It is unclear whether the required age to become a driver for Uber in other states will change. This is clearly down to a state-by-state basis, where potential laws restrict this, for the time being. We will, of course, do our best to keep you updated on future changes to Uber’s driver requirements – including changes to the minimum age in other areas.