Thursday, June 1, 2023


For couples: Are you or your partner a better driver?

First, when you answer this question, be sure your spouse or partner is not looking over your shoulder. It’s very likely, we think, that he or she will disagree with you if you should dare say that you are the better driver of the two of you.

Now, we are not talking about driving or towing an RV. We’re talking about driving in general. Let’s put it another way—Do you feel safer with your partner driving or doing the driving yourself?

Now, please!! Be objective! Don’t be afraid to admit that you are a lousy driver. Oh, we’re not saying you are, we’re just offering you some advice about to respond in a way that does your spouse no disservice, or you, for that matter. Actually, that last sentence doesn’t make any sense, but we’ll leave it anyway (laziness).

Of course, we have no idea who you or your spouse are because doesn’t track what you do on our website. We don’t know, for example, if you are in Chicago, Los Angeles, or aboard the International Space Station (if you are, please contact us so we can beg you to write a column!).

Okay, enough. It’s time to answer the poll.


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30 days ago

i refuse to answer that question because i want to wake up tomorrow morning.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

After consultation with DW, we agree that I am generally the better driver. As to the DP, I am THE driver. As to our other vehicles, I am usually a bit better. Without question, I mow better (that is, drive both mowers as well or better than DW). 🙂 😎

Matt Storms
1 month ago

My partner is a great dog but hopeless at driving.

Neal Davis
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt Storms

Well played, Matt! 😉 😎

Bob P
1 month ago

DW refuses to do anything but sit there playing her word games on her iPad. She is strictly a passenger while on the road and looks upset if I ask her to look up something ahead. She says the traffic gets her upset, so she doesn’t want to see it. Lol

Liz Cashdollar
1 month ago

I’m am the better driver. We have been at gas stations to have a male say to hubs, “you let her drive?!” Hubs replies, “Sure do she is better at it!” I have experience as a youth/teen and young adult from stake bed truck for farm, dually for pulling, then UTV & boat as young adult. Hubs is better. He was the one to have an accident at a gas station because he wouldn’t listen to me. He listens to me when I say not possible or go wide now.

1 month ago

We hired a professional instructor to teach my wife how to pull our TT. We paid for a 2 day training but after the second morning he said that he didn’t know what else he could show her, the rest would take time. She is an excellent driver. I am only better because I love to drive and have way more experience both now and when younger.

Thomas D
1 month ago

You should have selected male or female too.
I know a lady that drives a 40ft pusher that outperforms her husband. I couldn’t do what she does

Larry Lee
1 month ago

She absolutely loves driving our Jeep which leaves me happily navigating. However, til now, she will not even consider driving our 40′ DP which for me is a piece of cake.

Dale Gilbert
1 month ago

the wife never drove. she tried once, did not like it

Frank Zabotsky
1 month ago

I must be. She makes me drive all the time

1 month ago

My wife and I have about equal driving skills, but she doesn’t want to drive while towing an RV. I’ve been the main driver and feel on edge while anyone else drives.

1 month ago

Both of us feel safe with either driving. She constantly says: “I don’t understand how you can back-up like that” – using mirrors. She cannot back up. As to handling an emergency on the road, I hope I am behind the wheel. She can sometimes get a bit rattled.

1 month ago
Reply to  KellyR

That describes my husband and myself. I do a better job of staying in the center of the lane, and have little difficulty with curvy roads, but if conditions are dicey weather wise or we are traveling through a big city, I want him behind the wheel! He is also much better at backing up the coach in tight spaces.

Terry Brown
1 month ago

While I think we are equal in driving ability my wife is much better at backing both the travel trailer and the fifth wheel.

1 month ago

We only own the pickup that pulls our 5th wheel. Hubby cannot park it; parallel, angle or straight in. He also cannot back around a corner, without the 5th wheel, much less get the RV into a back-in site. He is fine on the highway and does most of the driving. In a parking lot he has to find 3 open spaces together so he can be over the line on one side.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

This is an easy one for me, since my wife doesn’t even have a driver’s license. My wife says she had full confidence in my driving, it’s the other idiots that scare her.

1 month ago

My wife started driving us when I retired. She drives our sedans and our motor home. She drove our motor home all the way from West Yellowstone to Big Sky, Montana hospital with me in the ambulance and paramedics following her. I still do most of the driving in the motor home and her in our sedans. As they say, practice makes perfect. And two good drivers are better than one.

1 month ago

EVERYBODY is a good driver.

If you don’t believe it just ask em!

That’s why NHTSA projects an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021 across the USA.

That’s a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020.

Roy Davis
1 month ago
Reply to  bull

Those numbers are deceptive since in 2020 we were in the middle of the Covid shutdown and they were a lot less people going anywhere.

Last edited 1 month ago by Roy Davis
1 month ago

She is definitely the better back seat driver. Does that count? lol

1 month ago

Since retirement I do 98% of all driving. This has allowed DW’s skills to diminish precipitously. :0

Jim Johnson
1 month ago

My spouse sometimes thinks she is the better driver, however what see doesn’t see is the number of times she shies from the centerline and crosses the white line; and she is seriously nervous in higher volume traffic. I give her a pass in rural 2-lane areas. She grew up in and our home is in a rural area, whereas I learned to drive in an urban environment including interstate highways. The norms for such driving areas are different and she has far less experience.

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