Whenever I am driving with my sister, the words, "I drive better when you're not with me," always come out of my mouth. This is usually after we have been chatting and I have had to quickly slam on the brakes to prevent us from hitting the stopped car in front of us.
Something similar happened the other day while I was driving with my Dad. He had to point out the man on his bicycle to keep me from hitting him. Once again, I explained to my Dad that I really could drive.
For some reason, I feel a little more relaxed when someone else is in the passenger seat. I feel like I give them some of the burden of looking out for our vehicle. It's not a fair thing to do because in no way have I verbally told them they are in charge of looking both ways before I pull out into the busy street. Technically, that's my job. So, as a result, I end up scaring the people with me. Plus they get out of the car thinking I am a mad women behind the wheel.
Do you drive better when you are alone?