Getting lost is biggest cause of in-car arguments: UK surveyJuly 14th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Getting lost while traveling is the main reason for most of the heated in-car arguments between families, a new UK survey has revealed.
About two-thirds of the people who were questioned said that disagreements and arguments flared up as a result of their partner’s poor navigation skills.
80 percent of women complained that their partners never checked the route before leaving for some place. 65 percent men made the same complaint about their female partners, according to the survey by Halfords.
More than 85 percent people said that they argued because the driver refused to ask for directions in time.
The next biggest reason of motoring arguments was on-going family squabbles continuing in the car after leaving home.
The third major cause of in-car arguments was children complaining that the trip was taking too long, followed in fourth place by the way in which the driver was driving the car.
Other causes of friction included the thoughtless actions of other road-users, road conditions including traffic jams - and choice of music. Nearly seven in 10 of 2,200 people surveyed admitted that they quarrelled in the car at least once a month, while nearly one in five said they argued at least once a week.
“Whilst we have no plans to extend our services into marriage guidance, we can offer a solution to the most frequent causes of in-car rows,” the Telegraph quoted Paul McClenaghan, Commercial Director of Halfords, s saying.
“With our range of sat-nav systems, arguments about dreadful directions and terrible map-reading could become a thing of the past,” he added. (ANI)
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