ROAD RAGE between drivers may be a big problem outside the car but according to a new survey, inside, the rage between driver and passengers is just as fierce.
The research, by the AA, found that 65% of motorists argue with their fellow occupants. Younger motorists aged between 18 and 24 are most likely to row (73%) but even 60% of those aged over 65, who should know better, are inclined to row, too.
Getting from A to B causes the biggest bust-ups, with not asking for directions following in third place.
Driving too fast is the second biggest cause of arguments. Male drivers are more likely to feel the wrath of their passengers when their pedal hits the metal.
Edmund King, the president of the AA, said: “A previous AA survey found that car occupants are the biggest distraction for drivers, so it is worth keeping your passengers happy so that the driver can concentrate on the road ahead.”
What we argue about in our cars
- Knowing the way to go
- Driving too fast
- Not asking for directions
- Noisy children
- Shouting at other drivers
- Temperature in the car
- Not agreeing on where to eat
- Not agreeing on what to listen to
- Topic of conversation
- Driving too slowly