DO WHAT IT TAKES

Passengers

When your mates or boyfriend/girlfriend are driving badly, it can be difficult to say something. It can be embarrassing to be the sensible one and to spoil people's fun. If you ever get into an awkward situation and don't know what to do, either speak up, tell the driver to stop, or if you don't feel comfortable doing that, then use some of the ideas below to get yourself out.

  • "No need to hurry mate, I don't want to get home too soon."
  • "Can you stop the car, I don't feel very well."
  • "I really need some air, do you mind stopping?"
  • "I feel sick, can you let me out?"
  • "I've just seen someone I need to catch up with, can you stop?"
  • "I forgot I need to pick something up, can you pull over?"

These may seem unrealistic now, but they work.
Your life is worth saying something, speak up.

Drivers

Ever get the odd remark about how badly you drive? Friends and family comment on your lack of ability? If you ever feel that your passengers are worried, do something about it -

  • Slow down
  • Stop thinking your passengers actually like being made to feel scared - if they really wanted a thrill ride, they'd go to a theme park
  • Stay in control - avoid drink or drugs
  • Don't think your passengers will really appreciate you having a phone conversation whilst you're supposed to be driving them
  • Understand the responsibility of being responsible for all of the lives of those in the car with you... what would their friends and family say to you if you caused a crash, injured or killed someone?