Who Are Worst Backseat Drivers?
There is nothing quite as amazing as a car backseat driver -- someone who always understands the quickest method to get from Point 1 to Point 2, someone who is able to feel accidents before they occur, someone who's eternally on the watch for speeding motorists and errant shopping carts.
But maybe that is merely us. Believe it or not, lots of people find backseat drivers annoying. Also for them, the worst offenders can frequently be the people they worry about most.
The results of the research also has respondents listing bothersome passenger behaviors which ranged from making faces and gestures to giving wrong directions and even 'gives comments on a game with firearm-fire sounds.'
Partners were the worst offenders, as it turns out. Since married people have a tendency to spend additional time in-the car with their partners than anyone else, that's not surprising. However, what's astonishing is that girls appear to be somewhat more bothersome than men.
Note: It is possible that married women could've been holding back, only to be considerate.
Moms and pals did not do so well, either.
For girls, the amounts were reversed : eighteen percent said while fifteen percent said friends earned the title, moms were the worst copilots.
Much, much more down the listing came (four percent), and adolescent daughters sons adult daughters (seven percent), adult and sons (tied at three percent). Who knew?
Here are a few of the runners up:
Twenty-nine percent - Excessive talking:
Nineteen percent - Pushing an imaginary brake pedal (just like mother used-to do):
Fifteen percent - Altering the radio station or sound track:
Ten percent - Chatting on the telephone or texting:
Seven percent - Eating:
Three percent - Unfortunately, the summer road trip season is now upon us, meaning that backseat driving could become an even larger issue for the next several months. The survey's organizers offer several ways to alleviate the pain throughout your holiday.
The survey took the opinion of over 500 car drivers.
One of the ideas we find useful are:
Come to some agreement on radio and music stations before departing. At least, map out the guidelines of who's in control.
Come to some deal about how frequently and how long you'll stop along the way. That's amazing, if you're able to wait until you have to refill the gas tank, but households with children, elderly passengers, pets, or people with medical needs might have to pull over more frequently.
Use a GPS system (or in case you are old school, a paper map) to plot your course. Include itinerary items like meals, pit stops, and overnight stays whenever possible.
There are loads of suggestions offered to create your road trip a bit more enjoyable including planning passenger entertainment ahead of time, planning your itinerary in advance, and talking about the frequency and span of stops with your passengers.
Have you got a backseat driver in your lifetime? How will you deal with her or him on a daily basis? What about on holidays?
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