If you have been driving for any amount of time, you have likely encountered at least a few of these situations, if not all. Ideally, we want the person or group of people to be ready to go, be where they say they are going to be and have some common sense. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. How we handle these situations can help reduce the stress on ourselves and prevent the emotions from escalating. As we discuss each of these situations, I will propose how best to address them or, at least, how I address them.
Too Many Riders
This is the easiest one to address with riders although has the greatest potential for argument. If you think “what’s the big deal?” when cramming too many people into your car, you definitely want to rethink that position. Are you insured for those pasengers since you are breaking the law with too many passengers? Who is going to pay for the ticket if you get pulled over while having too many passengers? The bottom line is it just isn’t worth it.