HOT WIRE—Spouses are the most annoying backseat drivers, according to a survey of drivers conducted by Insurance.com. The survey also rates bothersome passenger behavior. “Getting there isn’t always half the fun,” said Insurance.com managing editor Michelle Megna. “Micromanagement from the backseat critics can turn a scenic drive into a battle of wills.”
BACK SEAT DRIVING—According to a recent survey, 34 percent of married men are keeping a traffic ticket a secret from their wives. Conversely, only 16 percent of married women say they have a secret traffic ticket. It turns out there are lots of driving-related secrets among spouses, from dinging the car to driving without insurance. Even car accidents are being kept under wraps. Thirty-one percent of husbands and 17 percent of wives have a secret car accident.
BACK SEAT DRIVING—A nationwide car leasing company surveyed driver reaction information on the recent fuel economy claims and vehicle recalls in the auto industry. In particular, Ford and Hyundai are two recent examples of carmakers having to address fuel economy claims on its vehicles. And while lawsuits and settlements have been in the news, is it surprising the issue hasn’t been bothersome to even more people, especially with gas prices again on the rise?