• Sep 9, 2007
I pretty much hate riding instead of driving. I like to think I keep my cool and don't betray my distress over someone's lack of attention or skill. I must not be alone, since AOL Autos has offered up five useful tips for when you must occupy a seat other than the driver's chair. The suggestions are good ones, in fact, it's stuff I already do, but not everyone has my exquisitely tuned sense of decorum. Mainly, what it boils down to is chill out when you're a passenger in someone else's car. Being polite, even to the point of holding your tongue, is the key to wheeled bliss. Sometimes its hard, though, when the driver does that gasbrakegasbrakegasgasbrakegas thing that makes me feel like I'm gonna hurl.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Still recovering from that BS Time list yesterday, this is a breath of fresh air
      • 7 Years Ago
      first thing I would do as the passenger in the front seat would be to fasten my seat belt !
      • 7 Years Ago
      You forgot the Parking Space Monitor, you know "there's a spot two spaces closer, if we wait 5 minutes for them to pack & leave we can get it..."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Only been driving for about 2 years and ever since my first time in the drivers seat I can't stand being a passenger, at least in my parents cars. Luckily they don't do the gas-brake-gas-brake thing so its not that bad, I just hate them not taking a perfect hole in traffic or slowing down even by 2 or 3 km/h behind someone instead of passing them.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dan is not giving "negative comments" I have been a professional driver for over twenty two years and agree with him fully. I have also been an instructor of commercial drivers.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow dan, way to make yourself feel older. Unless you've seen every single young person driving like they own the road, keep your negative comments to yourself.

        Anyone else wanna sign my petition to get the kids to stop skateboarding on the sidewalk?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dan is right--inexperienced drivers that pass everyone on the road are annoying and are usually the ones that cut me off when they see their "perfect hole".
        • 7 Years Ago
        I sure hope you're not driving near me. Sounds like your parents are grown up - maybe you should learn from them.

        A "hole" in the traffic is probably some responsible driver trying to keep a safe following distance, and it is not necessary to pass everyone on the road. Trust me, you won't get there any faster. There is a very good reason why insurance rates are so much higher for younger drivers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Be a tolerable car passenger"

      Number one rule! Don't pass gas, hold it till you explode, everything else is forgivable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man, every time I manage to forget that AB is owned by AOL, you go and remind me. Sell yourselves to Brilliance, would you? It'd be better to be associated with them over AOL. At least Brilliance kills off stupid people by allowing them behind the wheel of their cars, AOL breeds stupidity.

      As for their tips, like typical AOL trash, if you need to be told that stuff, shoot yourself right now. It's pure common sense. The only one they missed is messing with the radio. Never, ever, touch the driver's radio.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It might be common sense to you and me, but it's not to many drivers out there. The only thing they might be guilty of in publishing this is preaching to the choir.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can't drive yet, so I'm stuck in the passenger all the time, and I just realized i nag my mom about all those things except the last one.
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