When Your Partner Drives Does It Frighten You?

July 29th, 2010 by

Now don’t get me wrong. I do not think that all women are horrible drivers. In fact, my wife is an excellent driver and for all I know she may think I am a horrible driver. She hasn’t had a speeding ticket in I don’t even know how long, and when she’s driving she’s focused and alert. She’s good.

The reason I say this is because I found an interesting study about men being frightened by their partner’s driving skills that I just had to share with you. I apparently am not 1 of those 3 but I wanted to hear your thoughts on this and see what you thought about your partner’s driving. 

Read it here: 

As many as one in ten say that they have been forced to grab the steering wheel, while a similar amount say they have asked their other half to pull over so they can take over the driving.

A spokesman for OnePoll, who commissioned the survey of 3,000 men in the UK, said: “Most feel they are better drivers than the women in their lives.” 

“They believe they concentrate a lot better, read road situations more quickly and clearly and have better reactions.” 

“One in five even went as far as to say they were never able to relax when their other half is driving.” 

There is a long list of irritations for male passengers, with lack of concentration being their biggest complaint, saying that women get distracted too easily.

“It is probably more a case that men just think they are safer drivers.” 

“Anyone can be distracted by things outside or inside the vehicle, so that argument doesn’t really stack up.” 

The top ten of complaints were:
1. Lack of concentration 
2. Braking too late 
3. Flicking the accelerator 
4. Not avoiding rumble strips 
5. Getting too close to other cars 
6. Braking too hard 
7. Fiddling with the stereo 
8. Failure to indicate 
9. Going too fast 
10. Sticking in the middle lane 

Presumably the men surveyed complain less when their other half remains sober to drive them home at the end of a night out or picks the kids up. – AutoBlog

Well ladies do you think you drive better or worse than your partner? Men do you share any complaints about your partner’s driving that were used in this study? Let me know your thoughts.

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