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Old 05-24-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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I do most of the driving. Hubs drives like an 80 year old man . He also falls asleep in the car too easily so that's not good either. I like to drive. He is a nervous driver in traffic situations. It just works better if I drive .
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: S. Nevada
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<cave man grunt>
Me man - me drive Flintstone car - feet more calloused
Soft bumpy person cannot "rest" head in my lap place for "nap" if they driving
<shriek / howl / grin / winky nudge nudge>
Getting enough rest very important to develop cranial capacity
Me tinking all time
With both heads
So glad not neanderthal

Ugabooga bang bang!
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:31 AM
 
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I do a lot of driving with my job, and it's nice to be able to sit in the passenger seat and watch the world go by. My husband enjoys driving, so it works out well. On a longer trip I'll usually drive about 30%. He'll often hand over the wheel in major urban areas as I don't mind driving in them, and he really doesn't care to.

I think it originated out of the wife needing to care for the children while the husband drove. That's not the case for us, we have just settled into a routine that keeps both of us happy.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I can't stand sitting in the passenger seat with anyone driving. I feel I have no control and keep offering suggestions as to where to turn, how to drive, etc.

Don
I am guessing it boils down to control most of the time.
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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I love to drive, and my girl does not mind it at all.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Traditionally and on average, they are the better drivers and much better navigators.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Seattle bound
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Because my wife scares the h*ll out of me when she drives.
That's also one of the reasons why I won't let my husband drive. :P
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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I don't mind a bit if my guy wants to be in control. I'd mind it more if he wasn't around to do all the driving.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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A sore subject.

For years, my wife says that she wants to drive HALF of a long trip. I will pull over after driving 300+ miles with the hope that she'll handle the next 200. Within 50 miles, she'll say that she is too tired to drive any further.

Last year, we drove between Ottawa and Chicago. She manages to make it from Port Huron to Flint, MI.

This year, I am breaking the trip into two days and will do all the driving.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:07 PM
 
Location: NJ
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A sore subject for me, too.

I like driving, I really do. I was a courier once, and I drove 50K miles that year. I also drove sedans for a limo company for a few months. I have no problem driving 200 miles from home all by myself. DH, on the other hand is a back seat driver from hell. That is why he drives almost all of the time. I've offered to drive for fifty percent of every trip if he would kindly let me apply duct tape to his mouth, or at least shut up. Still waiting for a decision on that one.

One time in 2004, he was having chest pains, and he asked me to drive him to the hospital. Yes, I was quite worried .. he even let me drive HIS car.
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