Hopping into a vehicle with another person driving is not an uncommon event. You may catch rides with friends, family, a friend of a friend, or even a rideshare or taxi. You may even enjoy riding as a passenger rather than driving yourself because the activity can be nerve-wracking. Of course, as a passenger, you do not have control over the actions of the person driving, the vehicle or those traveling around you.
You may not consider yourself a backseat-driver, but if you have concerns about the way a person is driving, you may speak up in efforts to keep everyone safe. For example, if your driver looks at his or her phone, you may politely ask the driver to put the phone away. You may also request that a driver slow down when speeding. Unfortunately, these actions may not help you avoid a car accident caused by another driver.