Let’s face it: if you drive with your significant other in the car, sooner or later you’re going to piss each other off. Maybe it’s the whole enclosed-space thing, or the men are from Mars and women aren’t thing, but in any case, you can plan on an argument sooner or later.
A recent study from the UK documented the most common causes of in-car arguments for couples, and although the data reflects British drivers, I’d say it applies to drivers on this side of the pond as well. In fact, I don’t think I’d even change the order of the list, which just goes to show that the Americans and British are more alike than we think (except for the British driving on the wrong side of the road, that is).
Most Common Causes of In-Car Arguments Between Couples
Driving too fast – 22.7%
Getting directions wrong – 18%
None of the above – 15.9%
Tailgating – 13.3%
Aggressive driving – 11.8%
Parking – 5.1%
Choice of music – 4.7%
Driving too slow – 4.6%
Children fighting in back – 3.9%