In-car arguments. Admit it, you have them from time to time, or maybe more frequently. But what are you and yours really fighting about when you’re driving or riding?
It seems there’s something that irks almost everyone, since just being “along for the ride” is extremely rare. Especially when it’s our significant other behind the wheel. She always seems to slam on the brakes just as you’re raising the travel mug to your lips (no, they never are quite spill-proof). Or he is a road-rager who yells and tailgates whenever he’s cut off in traffic, making you cringe with embarrassment (and wish for darker window-tint).
According to a recent study published by The Sun, safe driving and good music were identified by passengers as the most important ingredients for an enjoyable journey, followed by good navigation and frequent breaks (not brakes, mind you).
The Sun also showed the unhappy side of being driven by your S.O., citing several things we can’t abide. These include driving tired, dangerous lane changes, and braking too hard.
We’ve narrowed this list of nitpicks down to five top in-car arguments. We’re betting you can relate to most, if not all, of these bumpy rides.
5 Top In-Car Arguments
- Talking on the phone
- Braking at the last second
- Not using turn signals
- Staying in the slow lane
Fortunately, couples can anticipate and eliminate potential tiffs by planning ahead. Several suggestions that can really make the ride smoother include figuring out who’s going to drive (or maybe you’ll take turns), making sure you have your route planned is out, deciding ahead of time where and when you’ll make pitstops, and having mutually loved music or fast-paced audiobooks cued up for long road trips.
Ensuring you have these things in place is not just for the sake of an argument-free zone in your vehicle, but for your safety too. A top car accident lawyer always states that distractions are cause numero uno when it comes to mishaps on the highway. Make it easier on yourself in every way!
Whether he’s a lead foot or she’s a speaker-phone yapper, we know you’ll relate to this driven-crazy list of 5 top in-car arguments.