We’ve recently completed research that’s revealed backseat driving, vaping in the car and taking selfies are amongst the rudest offences committed by passengers.
Over a tenth (11%) of motorists said they have noticed that poor passenger behaviour has increased over the past year, with a fifth (20%) admitting that this has ultimately caused them to be distracted whilst behind the wheel. To put a brake on poor passenger behaviour, 1ST CENTRAL has partnered with etiquette expert William Hanson to help drivers get good manners back on the map.
From designating time for selfies to encouraging passengers not to vape in the car, drivers can use these simple tips and tricks to get the journey back on track and restore harmony in Britain’s cars.
Commenting on the guide, etiquette expert William Hanson said: “Road rage towards other drivers is something most motorists will admit to having suffered at one point or another. To have your own passengers, be that family or friends, cause you similar levels of anxiety and distraction, can be dangerous for both your relationships and your driving. When you are behind the wheel you need to be able to steer the behaviour of passengers to give you a stress-free environment which allows you to concentrate on the road. My Alternative Highway Code gives drivers a strategy to combat the worst passenger behaviour, from managing wannabe DJs to dealing with selfie addicts.”
Andy James, UK CEO at 1ST CENTRAL commented: “Everyone has their pet passenger peeves. They can be annoying to the point of distraction which doesn’t equate to safe journeys. We hope that the simple tricks and tips William Hanson’s shared in our Alternative Highway Code will help make summer road trips less stressful, and ultimately safer for everyone”.