Slow Down Dad’s – Patience is a Virtue
Dads, it seems that whether you think you’re Jenson Button or not, your kids aren’t impressed.
A recent survey revealed that kids in the UK prefer to have their mum driving the car than dad. GrAnt’s not impressed, however. He reckons having dad stuck in the passenger seat is a recipe for disaster.
“Dads know all the short cuts and the quickest ways to get to places. The don’t want to crawl along at a snail’s pace, asking every second stranger for directions,” said an oddly impassioned GrAnt when this latest survey was brought up in the morning teabreak.
When it was pointed out to him that 60 per cent of kids think their mums are better drivers than their dads, he nearly choked on his Hob-Nob and flew into a fit of temper, which only served to prove the little ones were right.
Most of the kids answering the survey reckoned their mums were more careful on the road, were more polite to other drivers and didn’t fly into frequent bouts of road rage.
“Patience,” Ant Toinette piped up “is a virtue.”
Yes, she had a right to feel smug. The kids also felt that their mums didn’t cut in and out of different lanes and get annoyed with other vehicles going to slowly.
Of course, even GrAnt would admit that women are generally considered safer drivers. When you are comparing car insurance all day, you quickly realise that this translates into cheaper premiums for ladies.
However, kids did let their mums down when the admitted that dad was less likely to stall the engine or have problems parking.
Still, David Williams from GEM Motoring Assist who carried out the survey, believes that both parents have a duty to keep their little ones protect when they’re on the road.
“Wherever you’re going, always allow plenty of time for your journey so you don’t have to rush. It is important to make your kids feel safe in the car and, more importantly, it is vital your children are safe in the car,” he said.