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New Zealand Uber passengers with rating of four or less stars to be banned

New Zealand and Australian customers will be blocked from using Uber’s service if they have a low passenger rating.

 
 

Riders with four or less stars will be sanctioned for six months.

Only “a few thousand” of the two countries’ 2.8 million Uber users have ratings this low.

A similar policy was introduced in Brazil earlier this year.

The rule will start later this month, but passengers will receive several warning before being banned.

“These are the small percentage of riders who are persistently not treating drivers with respect,” general director of Uber in Australia and New Zealand Susan Anderson told Channel Seven’s Sunrise programme earlier this week.

“Be polite and considerate. Take your rubbish with you and don’t make a mess in the car.”

 
 

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