As harbingers of an entirely new industry, ride sharing service Uber underwent a brief adjustment period following it\u2019s auspicious launch, during which the company worked out the kinks and redesigned internal procedures to accommodate various municipal laws. There were also shady drivers to deal with because who needs those.\r\n\r\nAnd then there was one final, unexpected hurdle to mount that was potentially far worse than any city law or crummy driver: awful riders. You know who you are, you terrible riders. You\u2019re the ones who throw up in the backseat, sing off-key at the top of your lungs, and try to fit 10 people in a car built for 5. Well, Uber\u2019s had enough of you and they\u2019re putting their proverbial foot down.\r\n\r\nThe ubiquitous ride-sharing service has established some \u201ctips\u201d for riders who\u2019d like to earn and keep their 5-Stars status, and likewise some \u201ctips\u201d for those who want to avoid being suspended or banned. And we\u2019re putting \u201ctips\u201d in quotations because we have a feeling these are basically rules, but Uber doesn\u2019t want to scare you off. Here\u2019s how you can stay on your driver\u2019s good side and keep those 5 stars:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n1) Pin It to Win It - Technology is a wonderful thing and one day it very well might be foolproof. Until then, please remember to plug in your specific pick-up address so your driver doesn\u2019t lose his mind searching for you in the neighbouring parking lot.\r\n\r\n2) Don\u2019t Pile In - Can you count to 4? Good. Now please explain why you tried to cram no less than 7 people into that sedan you ordered through Uber. You know, the one with 4 passenger seats and 4 seatbelts?\r\n\r\n3) Time is Money - There\u2019s a feature in the Uber app that lets the driver know you might be running late. If you don\u2019t use it, and then you\u2019re running late, you\u2019re a bad rider unworthy of the full 5 stars. And a flake.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n4) Confirm your Ride - Uber is popular in case you didn\u2019t know. That means if you\u2019re out at the club there\u2019s a good chance you\u2019re not the only one who hailed an Uber. When you get into the car, make sure it\u2019s the one you ordered and don\u2019t forget to confirm your first name along with the driver\u2019s first name. And don\u2019t steal someone else\u2019s Uber--these guys are everywhere. If it\u2019s not your Uber then your Uber is right around the corner. Geesh.\r\n\r\n5) Be Courteous - We\u2019re not your parents or your Bible school teacher so it\u2019s embarrassing (for us) that we need to get all \u201cgolden rule\u201d on you, but you\u2019ve left us with no choice: treat others as you want to be treated.\r\n\r\n6) Don\u2019t Break the Law - Just because your Uber driver is your age and friendly, doesn\u2019t mean he or she wants to lose his or her license getting you to your appointment. Don\u2019t ask him or her to exceed the speed limit, skip lights, or violate any traffic laws if you\u2019re running late. And if you get fired because you missed some meeting or appointment, maybe you should start getting ready a little earlier.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd here\u2019s how to avoid getting banned or suspended from Uber:\r\n\r\n1) Damaging Property - Did you think that was a great time when you started punching the roof of a car that wasn\u2019t your own while the beer you\u2019d been chugging spilled onto the floor? Well, the driver and other passengers didn\u2019t think it was. Neither did Uber.\r\n\r\n2) Physical Contact with Driver or Fellow Riders - We know: alcohol + the opposite sex in the back of a car = make out session. Just keep your hands to yourself until you get home. No punching either, stupid.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n3) Use of Inappropriate or Abusive Language - We have the feeling Uber gets a lot of wasted passengers. Don\u2019t use aggressive, disrespectful or offensive language with people who don\u2019t know you. Ever.\r\n\r\n4) Unwanted Contact with Driver or Passenger After Trip is Over - No matter how good looking your driver might be, don\u2019t ask for his or her number or try to visit him or her in person. Stalk, much?\r\n\r\n5) Breaking the Local Law - Think of an Uber car as essentially any other place in your community. If it\u2019s against the law and you\u2019re doing it, you\u2019ll be banned if not arrested. In other words: duh.\r\nUse the link below to get your first ride on Uber FREE or enter the code "UBERMANOFMANY".\r\n\r\nFREE First Uber Trip\r\n \r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.