The LeasePlan data gleaned from 1002 respondents across the UK, did suggest that some of us still like to ‘nag’ with more than one-in-five (25%) of those questioned hung-up about their partner driving too fast and 16% getting irate over bad parking.
Unsurprisingly, men are more likely to consider themselves as the better driver (64%) Beeping the car horn, road rage and not reading road signs were also highlighted as reasons for berating their partner’s driving ability.
Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy Services, LeasePlan UK commented: “It’s encouraging to see that the UK is a nation of trusting drivers. It’s important to feel comfortable in the car with whoever it is that’s taken the driving seat. Distractions whilst driving can be a cause of road traffic accidents, so it’s always important to try and keep a level head, keeping bickering to a minimum and save your spats for outside the car.”
So, whilst some co-drivers might always find a bee in their partner’s bonnet, nearly half of Brits are driving love forward and are swapping nagging for niceties to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day.