I had few lonely drive to and from my home town... Many time thought to ask in FB / other forums if anyone would like to join the ride, but never asked anyone except my close friends, because of following reason. 1. Possible crime, especially when all others are strangers (I was alone in few drives) I feel it's OK if at least 2 of know each other very well, and other 2 are strangers.. 2. I do not know what other folks carry with them. They may carry black money, liquors, smuggled goods, or weapons (very less chance) Many people buy liquor from KA and carry it to Kerala as it is cheaper (also Kerala is now in process of banning liquor), and also electronics bought from gray market. If police caught, what happens to me (others as well) and my car? I haven't heard any bad news about car pooling, but still, how safe is inter-state OR long distance travel with strangers?