Aggressive driving ruins the road to romance

PUBLISHED: 10:05 13 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:00 15 June 2010

Men beware. As guys gear up to wow a special woman this Valentine s Day, a new survey of Britain s women reveals more than nine out of 10 reckon they can tell a lot about a bloke from the way that he drives and the state of his car.

Men beware. As guys gear up to wow a special woman thisValentine's Day, a new survey of Britain's women reveals more than nine out of 10 (93%) reckon they can tell a lot about a bloke from the way that he drives and the state of his car.According to the national poll of 2,000 women by Autoglass(r), 82% of the nation's females say a man's dodgy driving could end up getting him dumped.Aggressive driving tops the chart of the biggest driving turn offs, with two thirds (63%) of ladies loathing it. In close second is a man driving after drinking any amount of alcohol with six out of 10 (59%) women rating this a total dating disaster.The third biggest turn off for women is a man fiddling around with the stereo, mobile phone or indeed anything else that results in distraction behind the wheel (32%).When it comes to the state of the car, a third of women (35%) say the smell of stale cigarette smoke really dampens the date, while a quarter (25%) say a dirty car is a big turn off.So how can a guy impress his date when picking her up in his car?According to the survey there are five clear winners women love to see when their man is behind the wheel: calm, confidence, capability, courteousness and a clean car. Interestingly, the poll also reveals that more than seven out of 10 (71%) women rate good driving over the make and model of a man's car.Nigel Doggett, managing director of Autoglass(r), says: "Aggressive driving, drink driving and distraction behind the wheel are the three things women say they least like to see in a man's driving and are habits that must be avoided at all times. All three are dangerous and put lives at risk."The top 5 Turn-Offs 1. Aggressive driving 2. Drink driving3. Car smelling of cigarette smoke4. Lack of concentration5. SpeedingThe top 5 Turn-Ons 1. Capable 2. Calm3. Courteous4. Confident5. Clean carAutoglass(r) is the UK's leading vehicle glass repair andreplacement service, with 109 branches nationwide and 1,200 mobile service units. For details of your nearest centre call 0800 36 36 36 or visit www.autoglass.co.uk


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