Women Less Nervous When Driving with Partner
Did you know, for instance, than more women are nervous when driving with their partner on the passenger seat then the other way around? The Institute of Advanced Motorists (yes, advanced motorists!) knows that for sure.
After testing 520 male drivers and 480 women, the Institute found the following: 15 percent of women are not relaxed while driving with their partner as a co-pilot (we'll get back to that) while 8 percent are never relaxed. On the other hand, male drivers pretty much don't give a damn who's on the passenger seat (only 5 percent of them are not relaxed while driving with their partners). As a twist and contrary to popular belief, men actually like to get driven around by their partners.
Now, if you add all of the above findings, you get a pretty clear picture of what takes place in an average Brit family's car: she drives, he tells her how to drive, why to drive and where to drive (you know, men are always co-pilots when their better half drives), she gets nervous, he's pleased he has proven, once again, that women and steering wheel don't mix.
Thing is, the two have begun to mix. If 15 percent of women are nervous while behind the wheel, it means that 75 percent are not. This is, we must admit, quite an improvement.
"While women are still more nervous in certain environments, such as in fast-moving traffic and bad weather, we encourage them to take the steering wheel more often, and to get as much practice as possible," said according to The Daily Mail Neil Greig, policy and research director for the Institute of Advanced Motorists.