We have developed a new rule for Auckland driving, my wife takes the controls at the Bombay Hills and keeps it until we are clear of Auckland. Coming the other way she will take the con from around Matakana. This works a breeze and BP and stress levels are lowered considerably.
Or just have a really good sound system and good music and prepare to take a long time.
Nah it's more entertaining listening to my wife driving tourettes. My sons reckon they learnt more swear words from their mothers driving than they ever did during their time in the Army. :P