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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Driving Irriations: What Gets Drivers Fuming

    91% of people admit that they find themselves getting irritated by other drivers on the road and a massive 57% find themselves getting distracted by other drivers. Younger drivers find that their driving is affected by others more than older drivers with 80% of those 18-24 years old saying it’s affected compared to just 59% of those over 55 years of age.

    For a full PDF of age split results click here.

    When on the road over 6 in 10 people agree that their own driving is affected by other drivers, and 32% of people find that they won’t drive as safely because of the other drivers on the road.

    The top six things which people found annoying when driving was: Tailgating (77%), Drivers who don’t signal (72%), People texting and driving (57%), drivers who leave their full beams on (55%) and parking over two spaces (55%).

    Hidden speed cameras is cited as an annoyance by 28% of people but it seemed more annoying to drivers from West Midlands (37%) and the North East (33%) compared to people from Northern Ireland where only 19% of drivers cited it as an annoyance.

    Driving Irriations


    For a full PDF of regional split results click here.

    Men seem to be affected more by lane hogging as 58% of men cited it as annoying when driving compared to 49% of women. In contrast women seem to find fast drivers more annoying than men with 45% of women finding it annoying compared to just 35% of men.

    Women seem to care more about manners with 52% of ladies finding drivers who don’t say thank you annoying compared to 42% of men.

    For a full PDF of gender split results click here.

    60% of people believe that they have had a ‘near miss’ or accident because of another road user, while 8% of drivers believe they have had a ‘near miss’ or accident due to their own road rage.

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    The most common things which people found annoying when driving were:

    • Tailgating: 77%
    • Drivers who don’t signal: 72%
    • People texting and driving: 57%
    • Drivers who leave their full beams on: 55%
    • Parking over two spaces: 55%
    • Lane hoggers: 54%
    • Slow drivers: 52%
    • Drivers who don’t say thank you: 47%
    • People who go through red lights: 44%
    • Drivers who use the empty lane to get to the front of a queue of traffic and cut in: 44%
    • Cyclists who go through red lights: 42%
    • Fast Drivers: 40%
    • Traffic Jams: 40%
    • Parking over an angle so you can’t park next to them: 40%
    • Drivers who don’t stop at zebra crossings: 39%

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    • Road Works: 37%
    • People who fly past you when one lane is shut and try and squeeze in half a mile ahead of you when you’ve been patiently waiting in the queue: 36%
    • When lorries overtake over lorries and cause a massive tailback: 36%
    • Cyclists who ride on the road when there are purpose built cycle lanes right nearby: 36%
    • Drivers who undertake: 35%
    • People who sit in the far right lane when they aren’t overtaking: 34%
    • Lane changers: 32%
    • Breaking suddenly: 32%
    • Sunday drivers: 31%
    • Rubber neckers/slowing down traffic to look at an accident: 29%
    • Drivers who don’t wear seatbelts: 29%
    • Hidden speed cameras: 28%
    • Getting trapped behind a bus/tractor: 27%
    • Drivers who never let anyone out: 26%
    • Drivers of white vans who think they’re Lewis Hamilton and do 100mph in the fast lane: 26%
    • People who change their speed really erratically: 25%

    Driving Irriations 4


    • When you catch all the red lights: 25%
    • Drivers who refuse to overtake something slow like a cyclist or horse: 22%
    • Hesitant drivers who won’t pull out of a turning even though you have flashed your lights eight times and waved them out three times 22%
    • Drivers with loud music and the windows down: 21%
    • Speed traps: 21%
    • People who have their fog lights on in the summer: 21%
    • Drivers who leave their signal on: 20%
    • Average speed cameras: 20%
    • Dithering at junctions: 19%
    • 50mph signs on the motorway: 19%
    • Drivers who beep: 18%
    • Drivers who ‘rev’ at traffic lights: 17%
    • Drivers who stop to let cars through despite there being plenty of room: 17%
    • People who pull away really slowly: 17%
    • Drivers who keep stopping to let people out: 16%

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    • People who drive at 60mph in the middle lane and get the hump when you undertake them at 70mph in the slow lane: 16%
    • People who turn into roads really slowly: 15%
    • Drivers who take too long to park: 14%
    • When you change lane in traffic because the other lane is going quicker – and lane you change into stops dead: 13%
    • Empty bus lanes/two-passenger lanes during busy traffic: 11%
    • People who have sports cars and drive like pensioners: 9%
    • Having to stop for petrol: 7%
    • When motorway traffic is too stop-start to use cruise control: 7%
    • Pensioners who drive sports cars: 5%
    • People with terrible music taste getting hold of the stereo: 4%
    • Not being able to remember which side of the car your petrol cap is on: 4%

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    Driving Irriations : Full Infographics