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Husbands Lie More Than Wives About Driving Mistakes

The lies spouses tell

  • 35 percent have dinged the car and blamed someone else. Husbands: 42 percent. Wives: 27 percent.
  • 25 percent have received a traffic ticket and not told their spouse. Husbands: 34 percent. Wives: 16 percent.
  • 24 percent have a secret car accident. Husbands: 31 percent. Wives: 17 percent.
  • 19 percent have forgotten to pay a car insurance bill and not said anything. Husbands: 23 percent. Wives: 15 percent.
  • 15 percent have driven without auto insurance without telling their spouse. Husbands: 21 percent. Wives: 9 percent.

Insure.com surveyed 1,000 U.S. married adults (half women and half men) in March 2013.

Molly M. of Yuma, Ariz., says her husband might have tried to keep his scrape with the law a secret if it weren't for two little mommy's helpers -- the couple's daughters, then ages 5 and 7, in the back seat.

Her husband, who is chronically late, was trying to get the girls to school on time. “And so he was speeding, made an illegal left -- and got a ticket for not having an insurance card with him -- so three tickets in one stop."

Upon seeing her daughters later that day, they blurted out, "Mommy, Mommy! Daddy got pulled over by a policeman!" The girls, who are now 6 and 8 years old, still talk like to about it. "Remember when Daddy got pulled over by that policeman and we were really late for school!?"

According to a recent survey by Insure.com, 34 percent of married men are keeping a traffic ticket a secret from their wives. Conversely, only 16 percent of married women say they have a secret traffic ticket.

It turns out there are lots of driving-related secrets among spouses, from dinging the car to driving without insurance. (See stats at right.)

Crash it and forget it

Even car accidents are being kept under wraps. Thirty-one percent of husbands and 17 percent of wives have a secret car accident.

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