You've driving down the road and suddenly
your passenger says, watch out for that car! Does it drive you crazy, or do you
Well, according to a new study by Allstate
Insurance, you should thank your back seat driver, because they cut down on
accidents and tickets.
When it comes to driving Allstate claims
two heads are better than one.
Jeff Callens, an Allstate Agent said,
"There's nothing more aggravating than someone sitting in the passenger's seat
telling you how to drive, however, if you can put your pride and ego aside and
just recognize that we all want to get where you're going safely, especially
this time of year. A week from today is going to be the busiest day of travel
in the entire year."
So, do East Texans help from the passenger's
Zelma Ross said," I pay attention; I'm very
precautious about the driver. I'm making sure that he's staying on the right
side of the road and in his lane and this and that."
"I think it helps if I'm doing it. I think
it does help because they could see something you don't see," Mary Beth Keeling
"It's nice if you can help somebody in a
non-panic mode," Donna Kirk observed.
Apparently she doesn't care for the
passenger gasping, but doesn't mind a little advice.
"Four eyes are better than two," I pointed
"Yes, exactly," agreed Mary Beth.
So maybe it's time to suck it up and just
take the passenger's advice.
Allstate conducted the study when they
found out that TXDOT reported nearly one-third of traffic fatalities in East
Texas are passengers.
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