More on point (like someone who can hold an intelligent conversation without flinging insults) CDL holders are required to test, Taxi drivers are required to test, airline employees are required to test, how are Uber/Lyft drivers any different? We operate in a position of trust where the public expects us to be alert and coherent to get them safely to their destination. It doesn't matter if you are getting paid rock star limo driver rates or rock bottom UberPOOL. The trust level is the same. In order to ensure that trust hasn't been violated, it only makes sense to ensure that the driver was not incapacitated in any way by testing for drug/alcohol use after an accident and prior to being hired. It's a sensible measure that protects not only the passenger, but also the driver from false accusation (I see this ALL the time where I work, pax making ridiculous statements in an attempt to get staff in trouble, the test clears the issue right up). I'm not saying that I'm championing Uber/Lyft to institute a drug policy, I'm saying that I'm surprised that they haven't. Now, there's the underlying issue of residual drugs being detected long after consumption. To this I say GROW UP. Your occupation is a choice. If you choose an occupation that requires drug/alcohol testing then put down the pipe/bottle and do your job sober. If you are afraid you'll get popped on a residual, then stop doing drugs/drinking on or close to duty. It sucks that I can't have a beer at lunch even though I know it won't affect my job function, but I made a choice to work for this company and follow their rules. You make your own choices and are the master of your own destiny. Drug testing isn't some "mass conspiracy" to get you.