Continental tyres has carried out a survey into the top 10 passengers who drive motorists round the bend.
The tyres manufacturer surveyed 4,000 before drawing up the list, which makes for amusing reading.
And here they are in all their annoying glory – how many do you recognise?
Backseat driver – unable to keep their hands, feet and thoughts to themselves, this sort of passenger can’t help but brake hard before every junction, slam the dashboard with their hands in panic, and comment on every turn.
The Fiddler – bored to tears by long journeys, this passenger spends hours twiddling knobs, changing stations, and playing with all available buttons on the car dashboard.
The Know It All – keeps correcting the radio/sat nav/you – they know better than anyone about any subject.
Sleeper – this type of passenger is bad company because they fall asleep within minutes of setting off, snore through the whole journey and only wake upon reaching the final destination.
The Drone – unable to keep quiet, this passenger incessantly chats away – normally first thing in the morning, when all you want is peace and quiet. Talking about their kids, stresses and other uninteresting daily musings top the agenda.
Road Rage – instantly gets riled by other motorists on the road, sometimes utters expletives, wave rude hand gestures.
Airhead – feeling ‘boxed’ in by the car, this passenger insists on spending the majority of the car journey with the windows down, the air conditioning on, and their head stuck out of the window to ‘get a bit of fresh air’.
The SatNag – their focus is on making sure you’re heading in the right direction, offers short-cuts and barks directions at you.
The Leaker – needs the toilet every 20 minutes and requires a service station break.
The Crooner – belts out every ballad they recognise on the radio with complete disregard to other passengers and their inability to sing in tune.
Denna Bowman, Head Office