Safe Transport Victoria will be at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day, ensuring CPV services are run safely and encouraging passengers to show kindness to the drivers offering these services.

ST Vic will hold an activation event near the Uber pickup area on Tuesday 7 November to encourage passengers to treat CPV and Bus Drivers with respect and to ‘get on board with kindness’. The event will include giveaways to passengers to make sure they enjoy a safe ride home.

Safe Transport Victoria compliance officers will be at various drop-off and pickup points at Flemington throughout the Spring Racing Carnival, checking that drivers are accredited and that CPV vehicles are correctly registered, while also deterring touting through a visible presence.

Both drivers and members of the public will be reminded of the recent rule change requiring drivers offering unbooked services to turn on the meter.

And remembering that Spring Racing Carnival is a busy time with increased demand for services, drivers working additional shifts are urged to look after themselves and their passengers by beating fatigue and getting plenty of rest.