If you get behind the wheel of the car and you’ve got the kids in tow, it's likely they'll catch you out if you’re not driving as carefully as you can.
Although we all face the pressures of driving on ever-increasingly congested roads, a new survey has revealed which parent is the better driver.
A questionnaire went out to nearly 400 New Zealand primary school-aged kids asking them about their parents' behaviour once they're behind the wheel.
The results showed over half of the kids surveyed found mums were better drivers. Almost 100 per cent said this was because their mums tended to drive more carefully, and were more aware of the road rules.
Dads, on the other hand, didn’t fare so well. Speeding was the number one driving behaviour in question with the results showing a whopping 98 per cent of kids saying dad was the parent who was far more likely to floor it.
Kids also kept a close eye on when their parents were getting annoyed while driving. Seventy per cent said their parents were quick to honk the horn at other drivers, and 60 per cent said they’d heard mum or dad swear at another driver.
Reasons given for the occasional F-bomb outbursts were other drivers going too slow, getting in the way or generally driving badly.
While some parents did pull over to take a moment when driving frustrations got the better of them, the number was low with only around 15 per cent giving themselves some much needed time out.
The survey was led by road safety charity Brake alongside Rainbow’s End with the aim of raising awareness of road safety issues.
Rainbow’s End CEO Chris Deere says parents need to lead by example because kids learn directly from what their parents do.
Just about all the kids did agreed on one thing though, and that is they’re all looking forward to the day they can get behind the wheel.
- BodyToni Street reflects on the extreme toll her auto-immune disease took on her body
Now To LoveToday 4:02pm
- WeddingsTwo years in the making: Tiki Taane's epic marriage proposal
Woman's DayToday 1:55pm
- TVAussie Bachelor Matt Agnew's embarrassing kissing confession
Now To LoveToday 10:05am
- RoyalsA royal biographer dishes on what the Queen carries in her handbag
Now To LoveToday 9:30am
- MoneyEverything you need to know about saving for your retirement
New Zealand Woman's WeeklyToday 8:15am
- CareerPaul Henry reveals he's 'in talks' to return to TV
New Zealand Woman's WeeklyToday 8:00am
- CompetitionsWin an indulgent prize pack from Young Living Oils
Now To LoveToday 7:00am
- Diet & NutritionHere are 6 energy-boosting food alternatives to coffee
Now To LoveYesterday 2:45pm
- Food & DrinksThese Kiwi oats are the perfect go-to breakfast for busy mornings
Now To LoveYesterday 1:00pm
- FamilyA former teen mum shares how she went from pregnant prefect to top of NZ in her career
Now To LoveYesterday 12:17pm
- RelationshipsGreg Boyed's widow posts a touching tribute on the first anniversary of his death
Now To LoveYesterday 11:32am
- TVSam Wallace and Eric Murray bare all on Celebrity Treasure Island
Now To LoveYesterday 10:45am
- RoyalsRevealed: Where Duchess Meghan found inspiration for her wedding day makeup look
Now To LoveYesterday 10:30am
- Travel News'Travel agents are retro' and 3 other misconceptions about travel consultants debunked
Now To LoveYesterday 10:11am
- PetsNZ police have posted a touching tribute to Constable Elliott: the world's first police guinea pig
Now To LoveYesterday 9:21am
- CareerBlack Ferns star Kendra Cocksedge: Living her dream and on a mission to help others live theirs
Woman's DayYesterday 8:10am
- WeddingsDying bride's perfect day: My final dream has come true
Woman's DayAug 20, 2019
- RoyalsPrince Harry's trick to beating a heatwave? ‘Budgie smugglers’, he says
Now To LoveAug 20, 2019