Peace in the family car ...for 33 mins

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THE FIRST family row happens just 33 minutes into the average car journey, a study has revealed.

Researchers found that what music to listen to, who wins a game and the snacks on offer mean more than half of family car journeys feature at least one row.

And the first cross word is said just over half an hour into the trip, with 17 per cent rowing about what radio station to listen to.

It also emerged 17 per cent of parents have been so distracted by rows, they have ended up having an accident or near miss. But one father in six admitted being more likely to be side-tracked by text messages or social media notifications on phones than what their children are getting up to in the car.

The study found families will spend about five hours and 24 minutes in the car together this Easter.