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View Poll Results: Do sleeping passengers annoy you while you are driving?
Yes, quite a lot! 39 20.42%
No, it doesn't affect me. 153 80.10%
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Old 6th August 2007, 18:52   #1
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Do sleeping passengers annoy you while you are driving?

Ok, something very popular yet I don't seem to recollect it being discussed here.

I did a lot of travelling in the last 3 weeks. Covered 4000kms + in about 7 days with all the passengers in the car asleep for almost 85% of the journey. Now comes the question, do sleeping passengers annoy you a lot? Or is all you need some peace and nice music to drive?
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Old 6th August 2007, 18:57   #2
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I would rather have sleeping passengers than someone who keeps talking my head off.
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Old 6th August 2007, 18:58   #3
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Only if the sleeping passenger is in the front seat.. especially when their heads are lolling from side to side..
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Old 6th August 2007, 19:00   #4
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Obviously. I'm not a taxi driver. Fun trip or family trip, I can't have everyone nodding off. What if I also fall asleep? :-)

One or two nodding off for sometime is ok, but not everyone most of the time.
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I would rather have sleeping passengers than someone who keeps talking my head off.
true.

i don't need company when driving, they better be sleeping.
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Old 6th August 2007, 19:09   #6
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Same here.As long as the music is playing its fine.
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Old 6th August 2007, 19:11   #7
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Even I like them sleeping, strapped up that is. So they cant comment or start some back seat driving.
Unless I am driving during night where I need a front seat passenger who is awake.

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Old 6th August 2007, 19:22   #8
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I prefer sleeping passengers to my mom's edict:
The driver just concentrates on the road and drives. He doesn't chat - he isn't allowed to. For the family good.

Everyone else can indulge their whims! :(

So, Sleeping passengers for me!
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Old 6th August 2007, 19:29   #9
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I prefer sleeping passengers in fact, especially during night journey, I prefer music and peace!!
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Old 6th August 2007, 19:31   #10
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For me it completely depends on the people travelling with me.

Lets say my folks are travelling with me and some-one sleeps in the co-drivers seat, I absolutely have no problems and would continue to drive witout complaining.

When my lady is travelling and if she falls asleep(she generally doesnt coz she knows I hate it when she is around) I stop driving and ask her to freshen up.

Hence have voted for both .
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Old 6th August 2007, 19:47   #11
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I voted YES but as is often the case could just as easily have said no.

I don't mind my passenger having a quick nap, on a short journey. But on a long journey, particularly at night, it seems to fill the car with sleepiness, and that's dangerous!
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Old 6th August 2007, 20:30   #12
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Sleeping passengers make me drive softer, which is a good thing. Then, I do send them to the backseat.

On long drives, I also like stretching a bit on the backseat.
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Old 6th August 2007, 20:31   #13
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I dont care what the passenger does as long as I'm driving - you can sleep or read or watch movies on a dvd screen, but you CANT SNORE!
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I don't really mind either but I prefer some nice music & silence in the car when it comes to long drives. Since I regularly do long stretches (weekly that is) it doesn't really make any difference as to whether I'm alone or with people who're dozing off.
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Old 6th August 2007, 21:02   #15
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Oh I love sleeping passengers (if atleast one is awake) and start making them nod from side to side in unison!
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