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Shotgun rules!

For those of you who just still dont get it!

Rules for calling "SHOTGUN"

I. The Basic Rules

1. In order to call Shotgun, the caller must pronounce the word "Shotgun" long as the driver verifies the call. 2. Shotgun may only be called if all occupants of the vehicle are outside and on the way to said vehicle. 3. Early calls are strictly prohibited. Shotgun may only be called while walking toward the vehicle (it must be in sight) and only applies to the drive immediately forthcoming. Shotgun can never be called while inside a vehicle or still technically on the way to the first location. For example, one can not get out of a vehicle and call Shotgun for the return journey. 4. The driver has final say in all ties and disputes. The driver has the right to suspend or remove all Shotgun privileges from one or more persons.

II. Special Cases

These special exceptions to the rules above should be considered in the order presented; the case listed first will take precendence over any of the cases beneath it, when applicable. 1. In the instance that the normal driver of a vehicle is drunk or otherwise unable to perform their duties as driver, then he/she is automatically given Shotgun. 2. If the instance that the person who actually owns the vehicle is not driving, then he/she is automatically given Shotgun, unless they decline. 3. In the instance the drivers spouse, lover, partner, or hired prostitute

for the evening is going to accompany the group, he/she is automatically given Shotgun, unless they decline. 4. In the instance that one of the passengers may become so ill during the course of the journey that the other occupants feel he/she will toss their cookies, then the ill person should be given Shotgun to make appropriate use of the window. 5. In the instance that only one person knows how to get to a given location and this person is not the driver, then as the designated navigator for the

group they automatically get Shotgun, unless they decline.

6. In the instance that one of the occupants is too wide or tall to fit comfortably in the back seat, then the driver may show mercy and award Shotgun to the genetic misfit. Alternatively, the driver and other passengers may continually taunt the poor fellow as they make a three hour trip with him crammed in the back.

III. The b*****d Rules

1. If the driver so wishes, he/she may institute the b*****d Rules on the process of calling Shotgun. In this case all rules, excepting Rule I.4, are

suspended and the passenger seat is occupied by whomever can take it by force. 2. The driver must announce the institution of the b*****d Rules with reasonable warning to all passengers. This clause reduces the amount of blood lost by passengers and the damage done to the vehicle.


i have to disagree....

one of the points to the shotgun clause is you being faster in outhinkig the other, shotgun while playnig PS2 2 hrs before a trip just means that person is too damn smart.....

as long as the driver hears the shotgun then alls valid..unless you instgate boring car in sight rules.......then there are no fun arguements!!!

It is so funny watching people argue about who sits in the front and then threataning to drive of unless they dont get in!! I swear some of my mates would argue for hours, also a valid shotgun has to have the loading the gun actions and shot!!!! Where was that in the rules!

There are also some rather mickey mouse shotgun loopholes that have been introduced of late!

These include the calling of an ALL NIGHT SHOTGUN!?! This is at best - dubious! And is often the cause of many great arguments! The validy of the call is decided upon by the driver!

Shotgun can also be called AT ANY TIME apart from when inside the vehicle! Therefore a call of shotgun can be made to a journey to a specific event days, weeks, or even months in advance!