British motorists can be precious about what their passengers can and can’t do.
Prestone surveyed drivers in Britain to discover these rules, as well as who they consider to be the most frustrating passengers and the most annoying things they do in their cars.
Passenger Etiquette – Findings:
No littering out the window was the most popular rule for passengers, with 88.4% of participants having this as a rule in their car.
This was followed by No Smoking (80.6%), and Wear Your Seatbelt (79.1%).
60% of drivers said that passengers had eaten food in their car – which isn’t so bad (unless crumbs were involved), however 56.7% have suffered from having a passenger who was “backseat driving”, and 56.3% have had people leave litter in their car.
1 in 3 (33.2%) of survey participants said that their partner was their most annoying passenger.
This was followed by Kids, with 26.5% of drivers selecting them as their most annoying passenger.
3 in 10 (30.2%) do not let their passengers decide on music when on a road trip, although 69.8% do.
Almost half of participants (45.5%) said they felt more stressed while driving with passengers.
13.7% said that their road rage increases with passengers in the car.
Almost half (46.2%) said they had argued with passengers in the car, with 6.7% stating they’ve got into a road accident due to their passengers, either due to an argument or the passengers being distracting.
Similarly to music, drivers actually prefer being in control of directions too, despite being the one driving. 81.1% say they’re in charge of directions while driving, with 18.9% leaving it to their passenger(s).
A huge 70.3% of drivers prefer to drive alone, than with passengers!