Uber has updated its Community Guidelines to lay down some ground rules for those who use the service to catch a ride. Usually when we hear about the expectations Uber has for people using its service, those rules revolve around drivers, but not today. Instead, Uber is letting you know what you can do to be a good rider.
The rules Uber puts forth are pretty straightforward, but not following them can have some severe consequences. If Uber receives a report that you were a problematic driver, it might launch an investigation and put a hold on your account as that investigation is carried out. If Uber discovers serious infractions or you’re a repeat offender, you riding privileges could be revoked.
So, what can you do to become a model rider and keep your ticket to ride intact? Basically, following the golden rule of “treat others the way you’d like to be treated,” is a good starting point. Don’t make a mess in your driver’s car, don’t ask them to break the law (and don’t break the law yourself), and don’t invade the physical space of the driver or anyone else who’s riding along.
Don’t be creepy – meaning no flirting with other people in the car – and if you’re fond of the English language’s more unsavory words, clean it up a bit during your trip. Uber points out that children need to be supervised, so don’t hail a ride for your kid and then send them off alone. Perhaps most importantly, try to treat your driver and other passengers with respect.
See? Everything here is easy-peasy as long as you’re not a total jerk with no sense of remorse. Just be a decent human being and you most likely won’t have to worry about your riding privileges being revoked. If you’d like see Uber’s updated Community Guidelines in full, you can find them here.