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2018-06-27 07:00

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Arguments over speeding are the top cause of bickering between couples driving together, reveals a new poll.

Topping the list of complaints is speeding though braking too late and/or too hard or taking necessary risks follow close behind.

Online motor retail specialist, BuyaCar.co.uk, asked its customers 'does your partner criticise your driving?' and responses reveal that while few couples aged younger than 34-years-old report their partner indulging in back-seat driving, more than a third of drivers over 55 criticise their partner’s handling of a car.

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Other frequent causes of irritation for passengers are driving too cautiously or slowly, poor lane discipline and failing to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

The true extent of the frictions between couples on car journeys are best revealed in the comments of those who were inspired to offer additional thoughts on being driven by their partner.

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