For many couples, even those with children, the weekend away can be a special, much looked forward to treat. Unfortunately for many motorists taking the car on a romantic getaway could be a mistake a recent poll has revealed.
A leading car manufacturer found that long journeys with your partner can be a very stressful affair. It seems nearly six out of ten of those asked said their partners regularly criticised their driving skills and shockingly almost 15% said they avoided car trips with their significant others where possible.
Interestingly, nearly half of drivers asked said they were looking for someone to talk to in the passenger seat, while only about 5% said they wanted a good navigator.
The communications director for the company commented: "Spending a lot of time with a partner in a car can be stressful and it’s not surprising that it’s going to affect a relationship.
"If you are going to be on the road this weekend, we recommend that you share the driving and factor in plenty of stops so that you can 'cool off' if you need to."
Perhaps it would be better to spend that romantic weekend at home or take the bus as also statistics show that at Bank Holiday times the traffic on Britain’s roads increases by as much as 50%.