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== Modern usage ==
More recently, the term has been applied to a [[game]], usually played by groups of friends to determine who rides beside the driver in a car. Typically, this involves claiming the right to ride shotgun by being the first person to call out "shotgun". While there are many other rules for the game, such as a requirement that the vehicle be in sight, nearly all players agree that the game may only begin on the way to the car.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bored.com/shotgunguide/index.htm|title=Shotgun Rules|work=bored.com|accessdate=1 May 2010|deadurl=yes|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20100727142115/http://www.bored.com/shotgunguide/index.htm|archivedate=27 July 2010|df=dmy-all}}</ref><ref name="Dalzell2008">{{cite book|author=Tom Dalzell|title=The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=neVBmSyNRnEC&pg=PA877|date=25 July 2008|publisher=Routledge|isbn=1-134-19478-1|page=877}}</ref> The [[game]] creates an environment that is fair by forgetting and leaving out most [[seniority]] except for that moms and significant others automatically get shotgun, and this meanwhile leaves out any conflicts that may have previously occurred when deciding who gets to ride shotgun.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.shotgunrules.com/|title=Official Rules for Calling Shotgun {{!}} Riding Shotgun {{!}} Shotgun Rules|website=www.shotgunrules.com|language=en-US|access-date=2017-10-25}}</ref> Therefore, it is best played and seen mainly within friend groups because of the lack of seniority, and it is when most people enjoy participating in games. Also, the front passenger seat is typically most wanted because of the small perks it contains like more leg room and easier access to the radio and air controls of the car. Calling shotgun does not apply to bi-directional trips, shotgun must be called before each journey.
Also, historically anyone named Jim will not be allowed shotgun unless given permission by a Matt.
== See also ==