Respecting someone’s personal space, property, and being professional at your job are all traits that we as people should ideally have. Unfortunately not everyone shares that ideology, and it seems that because of that, it is possible that you could ultimately be banned from riding in the Uber.
In an update to its Community Guidelines, Uber has published a list of behaviors that could potentially see riders be banned from future rides in Ubers. According to the company, “As part of these ground rules, for the first time we’re publishing a policy explaining why riders can lose access to Uber—just as we already do with drivers. This is important because when drivers use Uber they do more than simply drive: they’re sharing their own car, their space, their time and a slice of who they are with passengers.”
So what are these rules? We guess they are pretty obvious but they’re spelt out just in case there is a dispute. This involves damaging the property of the driver or other passengers; physical contact with the driver or riders; using inappropriate or abusive language or gestures; unwanted contact with the driver or passengers after the trip; and breaking the law while using Uber, which basically means your Uber ride should not be used as a getaway in a robbery or used to transport drugs, you get the idea.
According to Uber, “If the issues raised are serious or a repeat offense, or you refuse to cooperate, you may lose access to Uber. Any behavior involving violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, or illegal activity while using Uber can result in the immediate loss of your account.”