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Men V Women Drivers

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By system on Sunday, 03 August 2008

A new Australian survey has revealed men don’t like to be passengers when their female partner is driving.

The survey also suggested that men can’t deal with their driving skills being critiqued by women, and around a third of men feel like pushing them out the door.

Some 3,000 readers responded to the new Australian Top Gear magazine’s survey, which asked readers about what they thought of female drivers. The majority didn’t believe women were good drivers, and only 15% said they felt comfortable when their wives or girlfriends were driving.

Half of the respondents said they liked to point out the flaws in their partners driving skills, but couldn’t handle the same criticisms. And close to 40% of respondents indicated that they would consider calling a divorce lawyer if their partner belittled their driving skills in front of their friends.

Another interesting result was that two out of three respondents said that when a woman criticised their driving, they would “sail on at 60km/h in a 50 zone – the car has airbags after all”.

The editor of Australian Top Gear, Stephen Corby, said the survey results echoed the comment made by the late Peter Brock: men would rather admit they’re bad lovers than bad drivers.