Uber will now show your passenger rating in the app, meaning you don’t need to email Uber support or wait to find out how Uber drivers rated you.
Now you have to tap the menu button on the top left of the Uber app:
Then it shows you the menu, complete with your driver rating under your name:
Uber has been testing this new way of showing passenger ratings for several months, but now it’s going to be released to everyone. The rating is out of five, and is an average of the feedback you get from drivers.
Here are some tips from Uber on how to maintain a high passenger rating:
Think about your pickup location.
Taking a few seconds to think about where you are being picked up can really help your driver out. Consider busy streets, illegal parking and other places that may make pickups challenging.
Please don’t pile in.
Most cars with Uber can only fit 4 riders. Have too many people? Think about ordering an UberXL or two cars.
Time is money.
Drivers do everything they can to pick you up in as little time as possible. Please try to return the favour by being ready to hop into your Uber when it arrives. You can let your driver know you’ll be a few minutes late by texting or calling them through the app.
Confirm your ride.
Want to make sure you’re in the right car? Just confirm your first name with your driver and ask them to do the same as you get in. The make, model and registration number of your car will also appear in the app.
Please treat your driver as you would like to be treated and be sure to treat your driver’s car with care. Please don’t smoke, drink or eat on the trip. This not only makes the journey unpleasant for your driver, but for everyone after you as well.