In a magazine I was reading it discusses whether teenage guys or girls are more dangerous as passengers. According to two different studies, the higher risk combinations were male or female drivers with male passengers. The presence of one male passenger almost doubled the death rate per 1,000 crashes. The lower risk combinations were male drivers with female passengers. They drove slower and tailgated less than when they were alone.
It makes sense to me, after all, a guy doesn’t want his date to think he’s a crazy driver.
“a guy doesn’t want his date to think he’s a crazy driver.”
My husband was oblivious to this point when we were dating. He actually was coming to a stop at a corner and slowly rolled into the pickup truck in front of him. No damage… except pride.
For a good example of this, go to Provo. Guys with girls in the passenger seat often drive incredibly slow — and even worse when a kid is in the car. I tend to drive a little slower and more reserved on dates, but that is still going at a decent rate. Dan, you’ll remember our experience with Megan in the car during a date and how she kept hitting me when I was going over the posted limit.
I can understand why people drive the speed limit with kids, but I don’t see the need to drive below the speed limit.
Indeed, I remember her whacking the back of your seat and telling you to slow down. If I recall correctly, you ignored the suggestion.
“I can understand why people drive the speed limit with kids, but I don’t see the need to drive below the speed limit.”
The speed limit is just that, the limit, not the minimum or average.