a person driving a car The accident was reported by a passing motorist. Motorists who fail to stop risk an even higher penalty. Wordfinderaccelerate, brake, car, commute, driving, licence, motorist, road, road tax, traffic compare pedestrian See related entries: People in motoringExtra examples Motorists are being encouraged to switch to public transport. Motorists face being hit even harder by rising taxes. Police had to rescue stranded motorists.