Nobody likes a backseat driver. We don't need a study to tell us that we, as licensed pilots of two-plus-ton vehicular machines, don't enjoy commentary from the back seat, the passenger seat, or any other seat telling us to slow down, take the next left or asking us to fiddle with the stereo. We trust you agree.

That said, a study was indeed conducted by Insurance.com that sought to answer the question, "Who are the worst backseat drivers?" No, the answer din't prove to be racing legends like Stirling Moss (pictured above). Not surprisingly, spouses are the main culprits, at least according to the small sampling of 500 people who responded to the survey. Again – honey, I love you – we're not surprised. Thirty-four percent of women polled pointed accusatory fingers at their husbands, and a full forty percent of husbands pointed right back at their wives.

Other likely offenders include mothers (not fathers, interestingly) and friends. Sons and daughters got off the hook for the most part... perhaps because they are too busy updating their Facebook status or texting friends to pay attention to their parents' driving.

Besides the obvious commentary on speed and directions, responses of unwanted behavior from backseat drivers include talking too much, pushing an imaginary brake pedal, singing and eating. For more on the study and some possible solutions to these annoyances, click here to read more about the study.


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      DK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mother-In-Laws didn't make this list??
      icon149
      • 1 Year Ago
      my 3yr old nephew is a back seat driver... it's rather amusing though. can't wait for him to grow up, be nice to have another car guy in the family.
      AndrewH
      • 1 Year Ago
      The worst would be Bob Bondurant. It's one thing when someone corrects your driving... it's quite another when they're absolutely, incontrovertibly right.
      Feurig
      • 1 Year Ago
      Husbands try to make sure they're going in the right direction and wives try to overcompensate.
      Cain Gray
      • 1 Year Ago
      Slow down! Speed up! Red Light! Don't park the car there! - My Wife SILENCE!!!! - Me
      anon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not surprisingly, spouses are the main culprits, and not in the back seat remember this \'Richard mind the old lady on the footpath\'
      anon
      • 1 Year Ago
      How many remember this: (not necessarily from the back seat) Hyacinth: Mind the old lady on the footpath Richard
      56Jalopy
      • 1 Year Ago
      My wife is in the majority here, good thing I'm half deaf. Then again I don't like being a passenger either and have a hard time not chirping in. It doesn't help that after 2,000,000 plus miles I have a problem seeing another driving style may be OK.
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      Remove lower back-seat cushions... solved.
      dovegraybird
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reason number 22 for my divorce in 1985
      gtv4rudy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sterling Moss looks like my dentist in that photo.
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