Uber has a message for its passengers: Get it together people.
Today, the transportation network released new guidelines to police “poor behavior” during rides. The announcement includes a list of reasons Uber riders could be banned from the service. Flirting, “vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption,” gun possession, and unwanted physical contact with the driver or other passengers are among the prohibited behaviors.
“As our community guidelines make clear, you shouldn’t touch or flirt with other people in the car,” Uber said in a statement. “As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what.”
Uber has a pervasive sexual assault problem. In November, the company settled a lawsuit brought by two women claiming they were assaulted by drivers. It’s the latest in a series of events tying the service to sexual assault. The guidelines released today are the first of their kind and they appear to be an attempt to mitigate sexual misconduct during rides.
The company is encouraging drivers and passengers to report violations of the guidelines.
“If we are made aware of these kinds of problematic behavior, we will contact you so we can investigate them,” Uber says.