On one occasion, time and place I will skip, an ambulance was called for one of my sons. I got up front with the driver and could smell that he had been drinking. If I had had any idea of the location of the hospital, he would have been sitting in the street and I would have been driving. Sometimes choices can be limited. Let's say I did not see a practical alternative.I know enough not to get into a vehicle with a drunk driver, but there's really no way to know if a friend is stupid enough to drive on railroad tracks, try to beat a train, or sit on the RR tracks at a crossing. I would HOPE my friends are smart enough not to do that. Nobody I know would drive on the tracks, but there's always a chance someone won't be careful enough at a crossing. I would hope my friends would realize how stupid that is, especially since I talk about trains and train safety IRL. Plus, my friends are all over 30 and quite mature and intelligent.
Being over 30 does not necessarily equal mature and intelligent. I know a college educated man of about 55 who thinks that bar fights are fun. He is NOT a friend.
A joke from a friend of one of my children: "When my time comes, I hope to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, rather than screaming in fear like his passengers."