Like everyone, driving UberX in my area I frequently encounter groups of four or more. Students almost always object with the lame "I thought I ordered an UberXL!" or the ubiquitous "Our last driver didn't have a problem with it!" but generally accept their fate and leave someone behind to walk, these are usually very short trips. I have only had a couple angry confrontations with students, but UVA students are very aware of the consequences of anything involving their honor code (or law enforcement) and I'm also pretty good at winning over the ones who take the trip to avoid retaliatory downvotes. I have my front seat mostly cleared out and will occasionally break the rule, I did it last night and got a $40 cash tip from four grad students who had been waiting over an hour to find an Uber, one of my best tips ever. But I'm 99% sticking to the rule. It's not fear of Covid, I'm double vaccinated and drove all year when I wasn't. It's simply wanting to follow the rules, and awareness of the potential liability. But enough already! That person three feet BEHIND me is more likely to spray me with sneeze droplets than a person three feet to the right. So the rule has been STOOPID all along, and it causes confusion, angry confrontations, and retaliation against drivers everywhere. At least once a week I have some sort of angry incident with a group of four, and it's usually weekend visitors or wine tourists traveling as a group.. I have completely stopped doing winery pickups partially for this reason. I had a really ugly incident last night; a little snotty preppy boy screamed "DICK.HEAD!" in my face and I got out of the car to illustrate the stupidity of his actions to he and his group. This s.hit is far too common, drivers everywhere are simply ignoring the rule to make money and avoid conflicts, (many discussions on this forum) so why hasn't Uber stepped up and addressed the issue?