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Uber’s New Guidelines Aim To Clamp Down On Drunk Passengers, Flirting Between Drivers And Riders

 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A change to Uber’s guidelines means you could have your account terminated if you misbehave.

Uber has for the first time released a set of written “Community Guidelines”. “It’s OK to chat with other people in the car,” the ridesharing company wrote. “But please don’t comment on someone’s appearance or ask whether they are single. And don’t touch or flirt with other people in the car.’

The company also wrote, “As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct between drivers and riders, no matter what.”

Is this really happening enough that they specifically need to mention it? I know this is twisted, but it just makes me jealous that there are apparently people out there getting it in with their Uber drivers. I’m glad Uber is putting a stop to it though. Because if I’m not getting laid then nobody should be.

Another no-no mentioned in Uber’s guidelines is “vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption.” So you should definitely take an Uber home if you’re drunk, but maybe not if you’re too turnt.

Overall, I think it’s a good idea to have policies encouraging civility, although it’s unclear how exactly these guidelines will be enforced. If you’re going to act like a jackass while riding in an Uber then you don’t deserve that privilege.


(h/t New York Post)

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    New York-based writer. Emory University graduate. @BrianFeibus on Twitter. Infinitely go against the grain.