The online experience would be so much funnier and balanced if it actually worked!
For some reason you can be shot by other players while using a vehicle in passive mode?
I was trying to act as a get away driver for a guy robbing a store but he shot me like the immature kid he is
Evan Narcisse - Kotaku
"Passive Mode is a great option for people who just want to be voyeurs but it’s actually a little too inactive. I wanted Passive Mode to let me do all of the game’s stealing and shooting without having to worry about other players but it doesn’t. It essentially turns you into another pedestrian but one driven by a human not AI programming. For better or worse, if I wanted to see the best of GTA Online had to offer, I was going to have to submit myself to the occasional random assault."