The Point System Guidelines

               Ever play the point game as you are driving about?  The rules change from player to player but the basic concept is pretty much the same.  Points are attributed to individuals as a challenge to hit them as your driving.  Now, actual driving someone over for the points doesn’t really happen.  But the fun comes out of assigning the points.  It can depend on the person’s attitude, clothing, or any other characteristic. 

                Because of the lack of uniformity in assigning points, arguments can erupt among players.  This usually causes the fun to dissipate and the actual pedestrians assigning points on you based on their perceived likelihood of a wreck as the outcome.  So, here is a general guideline in assigning points.  Print this off and keep attached to either the dashboard or the visor of your vehicle for easy access.  If you want to be a know it all, keep one in your wallet so that you may show the driver up on your point knowledge.

Note: If the person in question can be assigned multiple point categories, add all applicable points for a grand total.

Pedestrians: see breakout below

  • With attitude – 100 points
  • Pants hanging around knees – 200 points
  • Unobservant – 75 points
  • Against light – 150 points
  • Jaywalking – 150 points
  • Wearing colors of rival team – 200 points
  • Wearing colors of rival team and making rude hand gestures – 400 points
  • Old person – 0 points unless they are using their age as a shield then 100 points
  • Child – 0 points – parents are worth 100 points if they are ignoring child
  • Child running out into street – 300 points
  • Walking dog – 5 points
  • Walking dog with headphones – 50 points
  • Walking dog with headphones and cell phone – 100 points
  • Pretending to walk dog – 300 points
  • Dog and owner look alike – 400 points
  • Walking cat – 300 points
  • Walking ferret – 300 points
  • Walking any other animal – 500 points
  • Tourist – 50 points
  • Tourist walking while looking up at sky – 200 points
  • Tourist wearing camera around neck – 100 points
  • Tourist wearing Bermuda shorts, knee socks, and sandals – 300 points
  • Student – 10 points
  • Wearing backpack – 20 points
  • Wearing sunglasses at night – 100 points
  • Geek – 20 points
  • Geek with pocket protector – 100 points
  • Carrying umbrella when not raining – 150 points
  • Mohawk haircut – 200 points
  • 1970’s outfit – 300 points
  • Eating ice cream – 50 points
  • Running for an appointment – 100 points
  • Wearing shorts in below freezing temperatures – 200 points
  • Texting while walking – 500 points
  • Playing video games while walking – 500 points
  • Pizza delivery guy – 100 points
  • Delivery guy in general – 75 points
  • Rollerblader – 150 points
  • Three piece suit – 100 points
  • Bad hair day – 200 points
  • Bad dress day – 200 points
  • Wearing hat – 50 points
  • Wearing poncho – 25 points
  • Wearing wireless – 45 points
  • Putting on makeup – 200 points
  • Getting dressed – 250 points
  • Underwear showing – 500 points
  • Smoking – 200 points
  • Drinking – 200 points
  • Littering – 750 points
  • Policeman – 1000 points
  • Wearing little clothing – 300 points
  • Shrapnel as fashion accessory – 200 points
  • Unsure of gender – 400 points
  • Cross dresser – 200 points
  • Wearing red – 100 points
  • Wearing polka dots – 100 points
  • Evening attire – 400 points
  • Carrying pet in purse – 500 points
  • Tennis shoes with work attire – 100 points
  • Tennis shoes with evening attire – 300 points
  • Ponytail – 25 points
  • Bald – 50 points
  • Celebrity lookalike – 100 points
  • Rude gestures – 100 points
  • Raining – add 50 points
  • Snowing – add 75 points


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Non-Pedestrians: See breakout below

  • Bicyclist – 100 points
  • Bicyclist wearing headphones – 200 points
  • Bicyclist going against traffic – 400 points
  • On horse – 200 points
  • Inattentive driver – 400 points
  • Rude driver – 750 points
  • Driving camero - 300 points
  • Driving “bug” – 400 points
  • Driving a rust heap – 750 points
  • Driving $100k car – stay far away – they sue if they even think you are assigning points


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

We play this, especially on a long journey, our rules are, if they can get away, the more points are issued lol . do like your point system though will deff print off.


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skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Wowzie. I think for a long journey this is good, not for me the driver. me the driver. I am scary enough. lol Thank you for sharing. Hugs

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