• Aug 24, 2006
Well, here's an issue where people may want to seriously keep their mouth shut. According to a study by Kia Motor UK, 53 percent of drivers think they're the better half-in driving, that is, compared to their significant other (SO). Worse, nearly 20 percent would consider dumping or serving divorce papers if they felt their SO was too critical of their driving skills.
Kia Motor's recommendation? Share the driving, chose the traveling music together and plan plenty of stops. The latter not only gives relief to bodily necessities, but any tempers as well.

[Source: Pocket-lint]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      My gf and I have been together for 15 years and we both hate driving so every drive begins with 'who's driving'. And since we eat out every night we have a rule passenger has to pick a destination. Even though neither of us have ever had an accident we would probably both say the other is the better driver just so they would have to drive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The surprising thing about these results is how low the number is. Logically, 50% should be better, and the margin of error is probably around 3%. So it would appear that British drivers don't have a false sense of how their skills compare.

      Conduct the same poll in the U.S. and at least 70% would probably claim to be the better driver.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My girlfriend and I both agree who the better driver is.

      Of course, this keeps me behind the wheel almost 100% of the time, which I don't consider a bad thing, really. Her road rage is unlike any other I've ever seen. No patience.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Don't know who's the better driver, but when my wife and I go somewhere together, she usually drives. She has a tendency to get motion sick, so unless I take turns like a grandma, she gets on my case. And if I do take turns like a grandma, I get agitated, and that makes me a worse driver.

      Yet...we survived a 3,300 mile road trip this summer without killing each other/getting a divorce. She even bucked up and let me drive the Tail of the Dragon at about 8/10ths (okay, 7/10ths).

      The key...taking it easy...having a good time...and audiobooks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tri-Bob,

      Yep, been there, done that. One soft sided bag. Done, it's only an overnight trip. LOL!