There's a whole thread on the front page right now about how hilarious it is to use passive mode to take selfies right in front of tanks and other people trying to kill you.
Anyone who says passive mode doesn't work has literally no credibility. You may as well be saying tanks don't have enough firepower to kill anyone.
At this point the thread is just a joke. This is to the point where I'm pretty sure it must be trolling. First saying he doesn't know what a griefer is (someone who exploits unintended game mechanics to ruin the game for others), then he doesn't know what a PKer is (someone whose primary goal is to kill other players as much as possible), then he says that explosives can kill you in passive mode which is stupid, then he tried changing it to say that explosives will kill you if you're standing too close to a car when it blows up (which no one ever corrected, that's also false), and then after thoroughly proving he has absolutely no experience with passive mode, he claims that it doesn't work.
Which by itself proves he has no experience with ever using passive mode. Lol. The only way you can die is if you stand in the middle of the road and let someone hit you, and even then you might need to roll sideways a little to make sure they get you.
Saying "I can't stay alive when I'm in passive mode" is the same thing as saying "I can't kill anyone when I'm in a tank". It means you are extremely bad and inexperienced, and confirms to everyone that you definitely don't have any idea what you're talking about. Which really begs the question of why you care so much about an issue that clearly isn't relevant to you in the first place.
As a side note, before a real player points it out, yes I'm aware that being in passive mode makes you extremely vulnerable to firetrucks, so you're not completely safe. My statement about passive mode making you invincible is specifically regarding the stupid "omg u can get blown up and run over!!!" crap. And funnily enough, firetrucks were the one thing he never mentioned, even though it's the only serious threat to a decent player in passive mode.
Well, I'm going to operate under the assumption that this individual is just trying to massively troll this obsolete necro'd thread. It's not fun for me anymore once it becomes this obvious though It was entertaining while it lasted, anyways.