It seems that the Licensed Taxi trade’s fears of escalating sexual attacks on passengers using the UberPool service have been verified.
In a bit to halt attacks on UberPool journeys, Uber has updated its guidelines to ban passengers from flirting and vomiting, amongst other misconduct.
These rules come following a year in which the minicab app company has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct.
These passengers behaviour guidelines are a first for Uber, and give examples of unacceptable behaviour, which includes flirting, “vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption” and vandalism. If passengers break these rules, they could face being permanently banned from the service.
In a statement, the company have tried to blame passengers for sex attacks on drivers
“This kind of poor behaviour is not OK