Code of Conduct: Driver / Delivery Partner
Penalty Guidelines


Grab maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards violations of the Code of Conduct that we hold our independent driver and delivery-partners accountable to as part of our Grab community. The Penalty Framework provides details of infringements of the Code of Conduct that may result in suspension or termination of user access to the Grab platform.

Maintain proper documentation to drive.

You must hold a valid national driving and vocational license at all times and other permits as may be required by the relevant authorities. You and your vehicle must also be covered with valid insurance as stipulated by local regulations. Be truthful about your criminal record. It is your responsibility to update and resubmit your documents when they expire, if they are revoked or as and when requested by Grab.

Violation Category

  • Permitting any other person to use, or have in that other person’s possession, his licence or user account or vehicle

Assault, harassment or abuse of any kind will not be tolerated. 

The following behaviours are prohibited by law: physical abuse, verbal harrasment, sexual assault, rape, murder, kidnapping, threats and intimidation. Do not ask overly personal questions or comment on anyone’s appearance. You are strictly prohibited from contacting your passenger after the trip for personal reasons. In a dispute, do not take matters into your own hands.

Violation Category

  • Speak / behave in a sexual manner to passenger/customer/merchant/other driver-/delivery-partners
  • Threaten or using vulgar words in any form (including Social Media) towards passenger/customer/merchant/other driver-/delivery-partners//Grab employees be it verbally, physically or emotionally
  • Discussing sensitive issues (politics/ race/ religion/personal issue)
  • Harass passenger/customer/merchant/other driver-/delivery-partners/in any forms
  • Alleged assault of passenger
  • Send inappropriate text or calls to passenger/customer/merchantbefore and after trip
  • Causing hurt to passengers through carelessness or willful misbehavior

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Do not commit crimes.

You may be penalised under the prevailing law if you commit any criminal acts such as theft, robbery, possession of illicit materials or weapons, acts of vandalism or damage to property. We will work closely with law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute offenders.

Violation Category

  • Serious Accidents & Criminal Offences

Follow road safety laws.

Do not commit traffic violations or drive recklessly that may endanger the lives of our passengers and other road users. This includes complying with speed limits, obeying road signals and traffic lights, using hands-free kit while driving, ensuring your passengers wear a seatbelt. You should always wear a seatbelt or a helmet. Avoid driving long hours and take sufficient breaks.

Violation Category

  • Receive complaints about driver-/delivery-partner texting while driving/riding, speeding, breaking local traffic rules and driving recklessly

Alcohol, drugs and weapons are not tolerated.

Do not consume drugs or alcohol while you are on the Grab platform. Illegal substances, open containers of alcohol and weapons are not permitted in your vehicle. If a passenger believes you may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she has the right to end the trip immediately and alert us or the authorities. Do not accept or deliver illegal items and dangerous goods. If you have reason to suspect the nature of the contents of your parcel, please notify Grab and the authorities if necessary.

Violation Category

  • Driving or delivering while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs

Look after your vehicle.

Maintain your vehicle in good operating condition, in accordance with industry safety standards and local regulatory requirements. Make sure you only use the vehicle that is registered with Grab.

Violation Category

  • Using vehicle not registered with Grab to pick up passenger/deliver items OR driving whilst uninsured

Do not discriminate.

You shall not refuse to provide services or make derogatory comments about anyone based on a person’s race, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age or any other characteristic.

Violation Category

  • Discrimination towards passenger/customer/merchant/other driver-/delivery-partners(politics/race/religion/personal issue)
  • Being rude or rough towards passenger/customer/merchant/other driver-/delivery-partners
  • Verbally insulting, shouting or screaming towards passenger/customer/merchant/other driver-/delivery-partners

Be fair to our Grab users.

Honour a booking that you have accepted and do not unreasonably cancel jobs or transfer a job to someone else. Do not set your own prices and overcharge your customer or take a longer route than necessary. Honour all promo codes and discounts given to pax. You shall not have another person or pet inside your vehicle while you are on the Grab platform. Wait for your passenger for a reasonable amount of time.

Violation Category

  • Passenger complains driver failed, without reasonable cause, to proceed to destination
  • Insisting passenger share ride with another person in vehicle (eg. driver’s friend/family member)

Be well-mannered with our Grab users.

Be properly and decently attired at all times. Wear your Grab delivery attire, if applicable. Be polite in your interactions with our users and accede to reasonable requests from your passengers such as adjusting the air-conditioning or radio volume, and assisting passengers with luggage when requested. Passengers also have a right to a clean, smoke-free ride.

Violation Category

  • Inappropriate attire (e.g. shorts/sleeveless shirts/slippers)
  • Dirty car ( interior or exterior ) or smelly vehicle such as cigarette smell or any uncomfortable smell

Ensure a seamless experience.

Communicate with and wait for your passenger at the correct pick-up point and allow them to alight at the chosen drop-off point. Confirm your passenger’s identity before driving off. Agree with your passenger the route to take. Only complete the booking after the passenger has alighted from the vehicle or after the order has been delivered. Do not solicit passengers to make an off-platform booking. Do not tamper with your food or delivery items, and ensure they are stored in the appropriate delivery bags.

Violation Category

  • Pick passenger at non designated location
  • Deliver item/Drop Off Passenger at non-designated location
  • Soliciting for/with passenger/customer/merchant/other driver-/delivery-partners

In case of emergency…

Always call the authorities first. Once all parties are safe and authorities have been notified, contact Grab to report the incident. You will be penalised using Grab Emergency Hotline for Non-Emergency matters

Violation Category

  • NIL

Act in good faith.

Do not cheat or defraud Grab by any method such as sharing or creating duplicate accounts. Use only the official Grab application downloaded from the Google Play/ Apple Store. Do not keep applications or devices with the potential of modifying Grab’s intended user experience. This includes location spoofing applications, rooted/jailbroken/modified devices and/or xposed frameworks. Do not complete a booking without picking up the pax or order. Always provide truthful information when creating and accessing your account, or disputing charges or fees. Use offers and promotions only as intended. If your passenger leaves his/ her belongings behind, you are required to inform Grab and make every effort to return the item to the passenger or Grab. Do not key in additional charges that were incurred from additional services that are not part of Grab.

Violation Category

  • Retaining possession of passenger property left behind in vehicle for more than 24 hours after confirming with Grab
  • Covering or obscuring face of meter (GrabTaxi only)
  • Driver did not send receipt, keyed-in wrong amount on receipt or refuse to give receipt (GrabTaxi only)
  • Overcharging/taking cash for GrabPay bookings/Not honoring PROMO codes
  • Manipulating meter before/ during or at the end of hire (GrabTaxi only)
  • Press complete job prematurely or even before job starts
  • Refuse to use meter (GrabTaxi only)
  • Complete job without sending passenger or order
  • Wilfully using modified app and/or device or 3rd party applications – Providing any additional services that are not part of Grab Services e.g. purchase of additional goods

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Do not bully our Grab staff.

Be cooperative and do not abuse, threaten or harass our Grab staff in our premises, over the telephone or on social media. These acts include unauthorised photo/video-taking, stalking and asking for mobile numbers.

Violation Category

  • Expose Grab Employees on Social Media

Maintain good ratings.

Keep your Driver rating and Cancellation Rate in accordance with the prevailing policy.

Violation Category

  • Driver rating falls below 4.5
  • High Cancellation Rate

Be open to feedback and training.

We value the feedback of both our passengers and driver-/delivery-partners. We continuously evaluate a driver’s performance and provide feedback accordingly. You may be required to attend training sessions organised by Grab to improve your service levels.

Violation Category

  • Failure to attend reeducation session due to violation of Code of Conduct