Uber unveils new sexual misconduct rules for riders


Uber has released fresh guidelines for passengers with importance on sexual misconduct against women. The company has revealed that those passengers who are not following the rules will be banned from using the ride-sharing service. Even though the revised guidelines are specific to passenger behavior, the core focus is on the topics such as safety, vandalism and sex.

As per the new set of guidelines issued by Uber, damaging drivers or other passengers property is an offence. If you break or vandalize properties including intentionally spill foods or drinks inside the car, you will be kicked out of the Uber riding service. Moreover, you should not smoke, drink liquors or vomit inside car.

As a passenger, you should not touch or flirt with other people in the car including the driver. In a statement released to the press, Uber disclosed that the company follows a zero-tolerance policy on sexual conduct. Moreover, passengers should never hit or hurt a fellow rider.

The new rules laid dozen by Uber states that passengers should not ask personal questions, threaten a driver or making sexual, aggressive or disrespectful comments or gestures. Furthermore, passengers should not text, call the driver after a ride is completed.

Uber added that the company follows safety standards, which includes traffic. As such, passengers should not force drivers to increase speed or break other traffic laws. If any rider is found committing unlawful offenses, the relevant person will be banned from using the service.

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