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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/… – chasly from 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. – Julie Carter Aug 25 '15 at 10:32
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Occupants

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.

dictionary.reference.com

  • if I say "driving experience", does it include other occupants too, or does it apply only to the person driving the vehicle? – Kristof Tak 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". – Brian Hitchcock 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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