Is there a single word that covers any person who "rides" in a vehicle?

Driver would refer only to the person driving the vehicle. Passenger can be used for everyone but not the driver.

How to refer to all of them? "People riding in a vehicle" seems too long.

"People being subject to conveyance"

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    "Occupants" ....
    – deadrat
    Aug 25 '15 at 9:18
  • To add to what deadrat said, you may like to search for "occupants of the vehicle", you will get many results ---> google.co.uk/… Aug 25 '15 at 9:24
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    Or travellers? Note: in the UK this can refer to people having a nomadic or unconventional lifestyle. Aug 25 '15 at 10:32


A person, family, group, or organization that lives in, occupies, or has quarters or space in or on something:

The occupant of a taxicab; The occupants of the building.


  • if I say "driving experience", does it include other occupants too, or does it apply only to the person driving the vehicle? Aug 25 '15 at 9:47
  • Usually, in order to have a "driving" experience you need to drive.
    – user66974
    Aug 25 '15 at 9:49
  • And in some cars (I'm thinking of Buicks) you can drive, and still not have a "driving experience". Aug 25 '15 at 9:52
  • Or in a google car......
    – user66974
    Aug 25 '15 at 9:55
  • This is right. The police usually refer to 'the occupants of the vehicle' in reporting car accidents, when covering both driver and passengers
    – IanS
    Aug 25 '15 at 10:36

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