Tuesday, July 29, 2008

'Manliness' Survey Shocker: Men Hate Women Drivers

OK, ladies, don't take it out on me. I'm just passing along the info here.
The vast majority of Australian men don't like to be a passenger when their partner is driving, and most don't believe women are good drivers, a new "manliness" survey has found.

In a survey of 3,000 readers of motoring mag Australian Top Gear, only 15 per cent said they felt comfortable when their wives or girlfriends were driving.

Almost half said they liked to point out serious flaws in their partners driving skills and many admitted they were embarrassed.

When reversed, most men said they couldn't handle being corrected by women.

More than 60 per cent said that when a woman pointed out a fault in their driving they "sail on at 160km/h in a 50 zone - the car has airbags after all".

More than 30 per cent said they would want to push them out the door.

Almost 40 per cent of respondents said they would want to call the divorce lawyers if their partner corrected their car knowledge in front of their mates.

Australian Top Gear editor Stephen Corby said it was testament to the late Peter Brock's comments that men would rather admit they're bad lovers than bad drivers.
For security's sake, I shall refrain from commenting on my wife's driving.

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