The roads are expected to be busy this holiday season with plenty of families heading out on holiday road trips, and being stuck in a car for a long time with the fam can certainly test anyone’s patience, especially if there are kids in the car.
Just how bad is it? Well, a new poll finds that parents are likely to hear “I’m tired,” “I have to go to the bathroom,” and “I’m hungry” at least six times each while traveling this holiday season. And then there’s the dreaded, “are we there yet?,” which parents will hear at least five times during the ride.
There will also likely be lots of fighting. The poll notes that a “cargument” is likely to happen within 27 minutes of a trip, with what radio station to listen to the top reason for such arguments. Other top reasons for disagreements include:
- Temperature in the car (hot/cold) (35%)
- What route to take (34%)
- Sitting in traffic (31%)
- When to stop for bathroom breaks (29%)
Of course one way to keep everyone cheery is to listen to music in the car, with 58% of people saying they listen to festive music while on a holiday road trip. As for what they are listening to, “Jingle Bell Rock,” was the most popular song for trippers to sing along to, followed by “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “I Wish You A Merry Christmas.”
Source: SWNS Digital