Posted: Jan 15, 2014 01:00 AM CST
Updated: May 17, 2016 10:57 AM CDT
Husbands and wives top the list of the worst backseat drivers, according to a survey of 500 drivers commissioned by Insurance.com. But they aren't the only offenders:
Of the women surveyed, 34 percent said their husbands are the worst backseat drivers, followed by their mothers at 18 percent and friends at 15 percent.
Men responded similarly: 40 percent said their wives are the worst passengers, with 17 percent listing friends and 15 percent their mothers.
Children were ranked fairly low on the list by both men and women, especially teens.
Only 7 percent of respondents listed adult daughters and 4 percent sons. Even lower, only 3 percent cited teen daughters and sons.
According to Insurance.com, these are the biggest annoyances reported by those surveyed:
Comments on driving speed: 47 percent
Gives directions: 29 percent
Talks too much: 19 percent
Pushes imaginary "brake" with foot: 15 percent
Fiddles with radio or CD player: 10 percent
Talks on phone or texts: 7 percent
Sings: 6 percent
Eats: 3 percent
Family therapist Jane Greer recommended to Insurance.com that passengers think before they speak.
"Rather than commenting on how fast or how badly someone is driving, speak to the impact it is having on you. So instead of saying, 'You're going too fast,' say, 'I'm feeling scared and unsafe, this is making me uncomfortable, please slow down,'" Greer said in a statement.
Read more about the survey by Insurance.com by clicking here.