Flirting, talking on the phone may get you banned from Uber
It may seem like common courtesy, but Uber has officially laid out a list of dos and don’ts that could get you banned if you don’t follow them. The company issued the warning on their website.
Below is a summarized list of behavior that’s encouraged:
- Respect each other: Treat your fellow riders and drivers as you would like to be treated yourself. Be on time, no shouting, no swearing, and clean up after yourself.
- Give riders and drivers personal space: We all value our personal space and privacy. It’s OK to chat with other people in the car. But please don’t comment on someone’s appearance or ask whether they are single. As a passenger, if you need to make a phone call, keep your voice down to avoid disturbing your driver or other riders. And don’t touch or flirt with other people in the car. As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct between drivers and riders, no matter what.
- Safety first: Everyone wants to get from A to B safely. So please ensure that you follow the local law. Check out our rider safety tips. Whether you’re in the front or the back seat, buckle up when you get into the car — and please leave your guns at home.
- Children must be supervised: Only adults can have an Uber rider account. If your child is using your account, a parent or guardian must be with them at all times.
- Feedback is necessary: Whether you are a rider or driver, please rate your journey at the end of the trip.
Here’s a brief overview of the actions that will get your Uber account permanently deleted:
- Damaging drivers’ or other passengers’ property. For example, damaging the car, breaking or vandalizing a phone, intentionally spilling food or drink, smoking, or vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption.
- Physical contact with the driver or fellow riders. As our community guidelines make clear, you shouldn’t touch or flirt with other people in the car. As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what. And you should never hit or otherwise hurt a driver or fellow passenger.
- Use of inappropriate and abusive language or gestures. For example, asking overly personal questions, using verbal threats, and making comments or gestures that are aggressive, sexual, discriminatory, or disrespectful.
- Unwanted contact with the driver or fellow passenger after the trip is over. For example, texting, calling or visiting someone in person after a ride has been completed. Remember, in most countries, you can call and text your driver directly from the Uber app without ever having to share your personal phone number. This means that your phone number stays anonymous and is never given to the driver.
- Breaking the local law while using Uber. For example, bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs into the car; traveling in large groups that exceed the number of seatbelts in the car; asking drivers to break local traffic laws such as speed limits; or using Uber to commit a crime, including drug and human trafficking or the sexual exploitation of children.