Uber publishes new "no-sex" guidelines for its drivers after the passenger experience chain

Uber has new strict ground rules that drivers and cyclists must comply with under their new community guidelines, which will come into force later this month.

Without touching or flirting, do not ask excessively personal questions or comment on someone's appearance, and there is definitely no sex.

Uber has updated its community guidelines after a series of accusations of sexual assault against drivers.

The updated guidelines explain what behavior is expected from both drivers and participating drivers when they use Uber when they go into effect on September 19.

Uber has new strict ground rules that drivers and cyclists must comply with under their new community guidelines, which will come into force later this month.

Uber has new strict ground rules that drivers and cyclists must comply with under their new community guidelines, which will come into force later this month.

For the first time in Australia and New Zealand, Uber users who fall below a minimum average rating will lose access to the Uber application.

"This is a vital step in maintaining a pleasant experience for both passengers and drivers-partners in the application, and to foster an environment of mutual respect," says the Uber website.

"This is important because when drivers use Uber, they do more than just drive: they share their own car, their space, their time and a portion of what they are with the passengers."

The new guidelines follow a series of accusations of sexual assault against drivers (stock image)

The new guidelines follow a series of accusations of sexual assault against drivers (stock image)

The new guidelines follow a series of accusations of sexual assault against drivers (stock image)

The new guidelines are designed to ensure that Uber is enjoyable and safe for everyone.

& # 39; It's okay to chat with other people in the car. But please, do not comment on someone's appearance or ask if they are alone, "the guidelines say.

& # 39; And do not touch or flirt with other people in the car. As a reminder, Uber has a no-sex rule. That's not a sexual behavior between drivers and riders, whatever happens. "

Reasons why riders could lose access to Uber include dthe property of drivers or other passengers, physical or unwanted contact with the driver or his companions and the use of inappropriate or abusive language or gestures

Questions that are too personal and comments or gestures that are "aggressive, sexual, discriminatory or disrespectful" are also not allowed.

Uber driver Muhammad Naveed (pictured) is behind bars after he was convicted of raping a 20-year-old woman outside a Kings Cross nightclub in 2015

Uber driver Muhammad Naveed (pictured) is behind bars after he was convicted of raping a 20-year-old woman outside a Kings Cross nightclub in 2015

Uber driver Muhammad Naveed (pictured) is behind bars after he was convicted of raping a 20-year-old woman outside a Kings Cross nightclub in 2015

Uber can stop the passengers' accounts while investigating complaints against them.

"If the problems raised are serious or a repeated offense, or if you refuse to cooperate, you may lose access to Uber," the guidelines say.

"Any behavior that involves violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination or illegal activity while using Uber may result in immediate loss of access to your account."

Last week, an Uber driver was charged after he allegedly raped a teenager in North Bondi after leaving his two friends.

Police said the 17-year-old girl was sleeping at the time of the alleged assault.

The driver, 37 years old, can not operate as a driver of shared-car service and was rescued appear in the local court of Liverpool on October 25.

Uber users who fall below a minimum average rating will lose access to the Uber application (in the image)

Uber users who fall below a minimum average rating will lose access to the Uber application (in the image)

Uber users who fall below a minimum average rating will lose access to the Uber application (in the image)

Last year, a jury found Sydney Uber driver Muhammad Naveed, 41, guilty of raping a 20-year-old woman outside a Kings Cross nightclub in 2015.

Naveed pleaded not guilty to the charges, alleging that the sex was consensual.

Faced for up to 14 years behind bars, he was sentenced to a minimum of six years and four months and will be eligible for parole in June 2023.

Can not touch or flirt with other people in the car under the new guidelines of the Uber community (pictured)

Can not touch or flirt with other people in the car under the new guidelines of the Uber community (pictured)

Can not touch or flirt with other people in the car under the new guidelines of the Uber community (pictured)

Uber drivers welcomed the updated guidelines.

An Uber driver recalled one of his worst experiences at the Daily Telegraph, where passengers had their windows down, shouting through the windows trying to call the women as they passed.

"It's not good for me, I did not feel good about it," he said. "I was happy to get them out of the car," he said.

Another driver told the publication that the new guidelines will help protect drivers.

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