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Who is a better driver in your house?

  • I am the best driver

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  • My partner is the better driver

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  • I don't drive

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  • My partner doesn't drive

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  • My teenage/adult child is the best driver

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You? Your partner? Why? Do you hit fewer curbs, do they have fewer accidents? Just curious what our perceptions are on this topic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I think I am and DH thinks he is (but he's NOT). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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That depends on who you talk to. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
We have both driven professionally and had safety courses, but frankly I don't think my vision is as well corrected as the eye doc says it is, so I don't drive at night unless it is a dire emergency, and then I'm nervous as all hell.<br><br>
I think he tailgates and doesn't brake soon enough, but he hasn't hit anything, yk? I have never had a ticket or an at fault accident, so on paper I'm the better driver, but of course, I am the bigger leadfoot in reality.<br><br>
For <i>precision,</i> now that I drive less, he is definitely the better driver. I would not be the one to back into a tight space, though I was once able to parallel park a 35 foot bus. He does this on a daily basis now, and he used to drive tow trucks into all kinds of weird situations. For accident avoidance and allowing the proper space between other cars in traffic? That's me. <i>Overall,</i> probably him.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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No question, me. Safety, rules of the road, being with it. I'm much better, but I *suck* at parking. I have hit 5 things parking (but not in the past 8 years)...another car (at the post office), a bumper pole, a tree, a curb (blew out a tire, too), a post office (don't ask). I'm now uber-cautious when parking. I'm more cautious overall (which isn't necessarily bad). Otherwise, I'm the better driver.<br><br>
Dude, you don't even want to know what the first year after he came back from Iraq was like. Holy crap. It was like getting into a death trap to let him drive. A truck backfired in a tunnel, and he nearly totalled the car. That is not an isolated incident. Luckily, it's no longer an issue.
 

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My partner doesn't drive.<br>
I've only been driving for 2.5 years, and I don't think I'm that good, but I'm the best, because I'm the only one in the house. DS1 will be old enough for his learner's in 14 months, though...
 

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I don't drive. Dh just got his drivers license two days ago, so by default he is the better driver. He made 9 mistakes on his driver's test, though, so he ain't all that great apparently <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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My DH is more skilled of a driver, though he has had more tickets than I have. He used to race hobby stock so he knows a lot about driving that most people wouldn't know.
 

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I'm the better driver. I've only been in one accident in my life (a parking incident) after 9 years of driving. My partner didn't drive at all until 23 or 24. He's been in 2 accidents (in 4 years). We agree that I'm the better driver. If it's rainy, snowy, or there's a lot of traffic, I drive. Actually I almost always drive. We regularly drive 350 miles to visit family, and 75% of the time I drive the whole way.
 

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He THINKS he is a better driver, but I think we are equally good. He had one accident as a teenager, but I didnt drive as a teenager. As adults, neither of us have any points on our licenses, and since I have known him, he has never been pulled over. I have been pulled over, but only for stupid things that never resulted in a ticket.
 

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I voted other. I think I'm the better driver, but we're actually probably equal. I'm a very bad backseat driver when dh is behind the wheel, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Neither one is better, although I do better on the written exam when we have had to take it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I think my DH is a better driver than I am. I'm not bad at it, but he's certainly had more experience than I have.
 

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We're about the same. Both pretty good drivers. I think that I am a better than average driver - I worked in a garage for a couple of years so I got lots of experience driving different cars, and parking in tight spots. We would bring all the cars inside at night and park them within inches of each other.<br><br>
DH *thinks* he is a better driver than me, but he's not, he tailgates and makes me nervous on the highway. The only exception is night driving in the country - I have a hard time with night vision.
 

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we're both good drivers.<br><br>
I don't <i>like</i> to drive though so when possible (which it isn't always) I ask him to drive me places
 

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I am.<br><br>
DP gets distracted and swerves a lot. Overall, he's a good driver, but I feel like I am more alert. I was at fault in an accident awhile back, though, and he hasn't been in years, if ever.
 

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I am, because I am the only driver! DH finally got his license at the age of 33, but he maybe drives somewhere once a month and it's only when I'm not free to take him somewhere. We're both way more comfortable with me being behind the wheel.<br><br>
Let me tell you how fun it is being the only driver when you are moving cross-country. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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DH is a far better driver then I am. I am not a bad driver at all, he is just excellent. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> He used to be very heavy into rock crawling (extreme 4 wheeling) and just knows what the tires are going to do at any second, and has very fast reflexes. He always drives when we are out together, but I pay more attention, he is always distracted.
 

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I think DH is the better driver. His reaction time is a lot better than mine. I'm not a terrible driver though, but just a little more nervous on the road since DS was born.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm a very bad backseat driver when dh is behind the wheel, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:</div>
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Me too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> It used to drive him crazy, but now he just ignores me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am an excellent and very, very safe driver. Dh is actually a very good driver when he is paying attention. However, the paying attention part is something he needs to work on. I'm actually very anal about laws pertaining to driving. I get incredibly pissed off if dh is speeding or participating in other infractions of the law. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I think I am. I never been in an accident since I started driving. My SO has had a few though he has 21 years of life over me. In general I'm more careful though I have a difficult car to drive too.
 
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