London: Dads are better than mothers when it comes to driving ability, but kids think mums are more fun when it comes to going out for a spin, a survey has revealed.

They were voted as the most fun in the car by a ratio of almost two to one in the poll of 1,000 children aged between five and seven, a daily reported.

The youngsters also revealed their parents' worst driving habits as listening to terrible music (43 per cent), singing out of key or too loudly (34 per cent) and getting road rage and shouting at other drivers (21 per cent).

Shockingly, children said mothers were a fifth more likely than fathers to be guilty of using bad language.
Less surprisingly, eating sweets was voted the best thing about long car journeys.

Fathers narrowly came out on top in the vote on driving ability, gaining 51 per cent of votes compared with 45 per cent for mothers.

The rest of the votes were for another family member such as a grandparent.

But when it came to who was best at parking, dads stretched their lead, winning 58 per cent of votes against 36 per cent for mothers.

Grandma and Granddad's house was a favourite destination, with one in five children saying it was top of their list.

The poll was carried out by the RAC to mark its offer of free 'At Home' breakdown cover to new members.


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