Yes , you are right , they can play shenanigans . But if you work as long as I did, you’ll learn to weed out the ******** and the areas you want to work . I don’t drive trouble pax . Fortunately , in my area and hours there are plenty that comply because if not they do not get rides . It is not 100% bullet proof but it is close.The sneaky ones will be wearing a mask when you show up, then about one or two minutes into the ride, will use it as a chin diaper or take it off completely. It's the old bait-and-switch routine, since many of these passengers have learned many of the drivers will cancel if you don't have it on to start the ride.
I'm tired of being Uber's mask police. I'm fully vaccinated, wear a KN-95 while driving, and have the windows down almost all the time. There's about zero chance I'll be getting infected. If I throw a fit and demand they put their mask back on, things can escalate rather quickly. I'm not risking damage to my car because some Trumper wants to throw a fit over Uber's rules.
A five or ten-minute ride won't cover the $1000 deductible.