They may seem pretty obvious, but the offensive behaviors that can get you banned from Uber are finally being officially posted by the ride-sharing service. “If we are made aware of these kinds of problematic behavior, we will contact you so we can investigate them,” emphasizes Uber, noting that the company can put a hold on your account while it investigates your misdeed.
• Damaging drivers’ or other passengers’ property. That includes spilling food or drink, smoking, and vomiting (due to excessive alcohol consumption).
• Physical contact with the driver or fellow riders. No touching, flirting, or having sex with other people in the car.
• Use of inappropriate and abusive language or gestures. That includes “overly personal questions,” verbal threats, and comments deemed “aggressive, sexual, discriminatory, or disrespectful.”
• Unwanted contact with the driver or fellow passenger after the trip is over. No texting, calling, or visiting your new “friends” if they’re not into it.
• Breaking the local law while using Uber. That could include bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs, asking a driver to break the speed limit, and using Uber to commit a crime like human trafficking.