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Taking 5th passenger in boot of car!

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laptopshmaptop Sat 13-May-17 18:14:38

I need help quickly.

I was supposed to be running DH and 3 friends somewhere tonight but, at the last minute, a 4th friend has joined them and DH still thinks it's ok for me to run them... with one in the boot of estate car! It's a 25/30min drive.

I am not happy. I have read that it invalidates your insurance and it's not bloody safe! They could get a train (20 mins) then get a 5min taxi to the venue. But DH thinks this is a massive pain in that arse. And they need to get a taxi back (approx £40 between 5 of them).

It's a festival-type event so there is likely to be a police presence all around.

AIBU for not wanting to break the law???

MummaGiles Sat 13-May-17 18:15:23


DirectMe Sat 13-May-17 18:16:09

I wouldn't do it. Not a chance. It's your licence that will be affected not his. Even without that, the fact you don't want to, and he is pressuring you to do his bidding is off.

MummaGiles Sat 13-May-17 18:16:14

Tell your DH if he is that bothered he can take the car and drive his 4 mates himself. Then there's legally space for everyone.

SquatBetty Sat 13-May-17 18:16:25

YANBU - tell the late joiner they need to get the train

biffyboom Sat 13-May-17 18:16:53

I would refuse.
Surely if you were pulled you would end up with a fine or points on your licence?

chastenedButStillSmiling Sat 13-May-17 18:16:57

Get one of the other parents to take some of the children so that everyone has a seat and a seatbelt. It's not worth the risk if something goes wrong!

wellhonestly Sat 13-May-17 18:17:52

I thought this was illegal but I might be wrong. I thought you could only carry as many passengers as there are seatbelts.

I wouldn't want to drive them either. Can DH not drive them all himself? (Sorry if I am asking an obvious question.)

harderandharder2breathe Sat 13-May-17 18:18:20


If you're driving then it's your rules (and obviously the law of the land), and you get to decide if you're going to take the extra person. If DH and the others aren't happy then they can all get the train with the extra one.

TheMysteriousJackelope Sat 13-May-17 18:18:44

Your DH will need to drive.

Magstermay Sat 13-May-17 18:19:15

Nope, it'll be you that gets into trouble if you're driving. A few years ago I'd have done it but not now.

BlahBlahBlahEtc Sat 13-May-17 18:19:44

Definitely not! There would be serious consequences if you got caught, never mind if you have an accident!

Jupitar Sat 13-May-17 18:19:58

Get your husband to drive there with the extra in the boot and then you can drive home once they've all got out

Sirzy Sat 13-May-17 18:21:01

Not a chance!

Helloitsme88 Sat 13-May-17 18:21:11

Get him to drive then and you drive it back.

user76895432 Sat 13-May-17 18:21:48

God, no!

Trb17 Sat 13-May-17 18:22:08

Totally illegal and totally dangerous. What a stupid thing your DH is asking you to do.

FloatyCat Sat 13-May-17 18:23:44

No don't, imagine the consequences if someone rear ended you. Person 5 needs to make their own way there or your husband drives.

pasturesgreen Sat 13-May-17 18:24:11

No chance! Stand your ground, OP.

AnathemaPulsifer Sat 13-May-17 18:24:24


ScarlettFreestone Sat 13-May-17 18:25:22

I wouldn't do this.

Your DH needs to drive.

jelliebelly Sat 13-May-17 18:25:30

YANBU / illegal for a reason - it isn't safe!

BearGryllsHasaBigRope Sat 13-May-17 18:25:42

You really really shouldn't do it

Janek Sat 13-May-17 18:25:44

Tell your dh to get back to the 80s, yanbu!

Fluffy24 Sat 13-May-17 18:26:16

No way!

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