One of the commonest type of rows, in-car disagreement, is almost sure to flare out within the first half-hour of the ride – to be exact, on the 23rd minute, as researches inform us.
Those in-car rows… It looks like they are very frequent, very aggressive, and break out for very inadequate causes like finding a place to park or losing the way.
SEAT, which commissioned a survey of 3,000 drivers, gives out that 7 out of 10 couples get engaged into an argument when in a car – just for the fun of it, it may seem.
Besides the evergreen parking issue, remarks on the way of driving, on the atmospheric conditions in the car and the music the radio plays can turn into the fiercest of arguments in no time.
But we’d better have the whole list to refer to if you want to avoid those drive rows – or, on the contrary, feel bored while your mate is driving.
- 44% argue about who knows better which way to take
- 37% the best place to park
- 34% going too fast
- 24% getting too close to other vehicles
- 20% backseat driving and what music to play
- 17% working up to road rage
- 15% omission to go slower on the corners and heating that should be turned down
- 14% air-conditioning should be adjusted
When the heat has blown over, half of the motorists polled say that they spend the remainder of the ride maintaining dead silence. But every two out of ten react differently, pulling up and insisting that their partner get out because they were no longer going anywhere. Two more prefer to get out themselves and foot it home rather than prolong the squabble.
Journeys can easily turn stressful, said a spokesperson for SEAT, but how much of the stress is brought on by our near and dear who can’t keep from commenting on the way we drive. And though it’s something of a small feat to abstain from voicing your annoyance, a passenger really shouldn’t interfere with the one behind the wheel. It’s never a good thing to fluster the driver.
Source of the image: Telegraph.