Tailgating, speeding and 'not waving': Top 10 most annoying driving habits revealed

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A new survey has revealed the top 10 most annoying driving habits among British drivers.

While 80 per cent of 1,000 surveyed drivers rated their driving as “better than average”, their answers told a different story.

They also admitted speeding, driving through amber traffic lights; eating and drinking behind the wheel, driving impatiently and illegally parking including the eight per cent who admitted to illegally parking in registered disabled bays.

When asked about other drivers’ worst driving habits, the top 10 “bug bears” were:

1. Speeding

2. Using a mobile phone (not hands free)

3. Not using indicators

4. Tailgating

5. Driving aggressively

6. Music so loud it could be heard outside of the car

7. Driving impatiently

8. Throwing litter from the car

9. Not thanking other drivers

10. Eating and drinking

The survey by insurance broker Hastings Direct also revealed that while one in five believed they had no bad driving habits at all.

By contrast when also asked if they had to take their driving test again tomorrow – less than four out of 10 drivers (39 per cent) believed they would pass the theory test and only half (54 per cent) were confident they would pass the practical.

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11:19am Sat 26 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

Sums it all up for me. All those and cyclist's.
Sums it all up for me. All those and cyclist's. white rabbit9
  • Score: -15

11:39am Sat 26 Apr 14

madras says...

Could sum it up in one - 'driving like a tw@t'!
Could sum it up in one - 'driving like a tw@t'! madras
  • Score: 13

12:15pm Sat 26 Apr 14

cookster says...

Can't believe middle-laners didn't make the list!
Can't believe middle-laners didn't make the list! cookster
  • Score: 12

12:19pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Just chill out FFS. Racing around like a loon, I'll catch you up at the next red light.

All that stress is a one way ticket to the crem ya know boi.
Just chill out FFS. Racing around like a loon, I'll catch you up at the next red light. All that stress is a one way ticket to the crem ya know boi. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 75

4:54pm Sat 26 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

cookster wrote:
Can't believe middle-laners didn't make the list!
Explaini this to me as I am completely lost to this rule.
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: Can't believe middle-laners didn't make the list![/p][/quote]Explaini this to me as I am completely lost to this rule. white rabbit9
  • Score: -20

7:05pm Sat 26 Apr 14

danm5577 says...

How about people who see a queue, jump lanes to jump the queue only to create more issues by pushing back in!
How about people who see a queue, jump lanes to jump the queue only to create more issues by pushing back in! danm5577
  • Score: 21

10:57am Sun 27 Apr 14

j.j. says...

danm5577 wrote:
How about people who see a queue, jump lanes to jump the queue only to create more issues by pushing back in!
Agreed, this is probably most annoying - especially at Five Ways where this happens all the time and as a result only a couple of cars get through each set of green lights.
[quote][p][bold]danm5577[/bold] wrote: How about people who see a queue, jump lanes to jump the queue only to create more issues by pushing back in![/p][/quote]Agreed, this is probably most annoying - especially at Five Ways where this happens all the time and as a result only a couple of cars get through each set of green lights. j.j.
  • Score: 15

6:00pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Bestbaz says...

Drivers who get in the wrong lane, then expect to be let in, or in the middle lane on motorways and then realise they need the slip road and expect to be let in. an to top the list foreign lorry drivers
Drivers who get in the wrong lane, then expect to be let in, or in the middle lane on motorways and then realise they need the slip road and expect to be let in. an to top the list foreign lorry drivers Bestbaz
  • Score: -5

12:22pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Bestbaz wrote:
Drivers who get in the wrong lane, then expect to be let in, or in the middle lane on motorways and then realise they need the slip road and expect to be let in. an to top the list foreign lorry drivers
It's one car length, what's the big deal.

You need a chill pill boi.

As for foreign lorry drivers, perhaps it's a strange area for them. Have you ever driven around Paris, Berlin or Barcelona ?
[quote][p][bold]Bestbaz[/bold] wrote: Drivers who get in the wrong lane, then expect to be let in, or in the middle lane on motorways and then realise they need the slip road and expect to be let in. an to top the list foreign lorry drivers[/p][/quote]It's one car length, what's the big deal. You need a chill pill boi. As for foreign lorry drivers, perhaps it's a strange area for them. Have you ever driven around Paris, Berlin or Barcelona ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 41

1:02pm Wed 30 Apr 14

london10 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Just chill out FFS. Racing around like a loon, I'll catch you up at the next red light.

All that stress is a one way ticket to the crem ya know boi.
Baffled as to why you got so many thumbs down for that comment, most must think speeding and driving like a div is acceptable
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Just chill out FFS. Racing around like a loon, I'll catch you up at the next red light. All that stress is a one way ticket to the crem ya know boi.[/p][/quote]Baffled as to why you got so many thumbs down for that comment, most must think speeding and driving like a div is acceptable london10
  • Score: 3

6:32pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Bestbaz says...

london10 wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
Just chill out FFS. Racing around like a loon, I'll catch you up at the next red light.

All that stress is a one way ticket to the crem ya know boi.
Baffled as to why you got so many thumbs down for that comment, most must think speeding and driving like a div is acceptable
Gypo Joe gets thumbs down from every comment, that's how well his comments are appreciated, thick skinned. Now, just wait to see this " boi" post further gutter comments to this post.. Then he will login multiple times to give thumbs down
[quote][p][bold]london10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Just chill out FFS. Racing around like a loon, I'll catch you up at the next red light. All that stress is a one way ticket to the crem ya know boi.[/p][/quote]Baffled as to why you got so many thumbs down for that comment, most must think speeding and driving like a div is acceptable[/p][/quote]Gypo Joe gets thumbs down from every comment, that's how well his comments are appreciated, thick skinned. Now, just wait to see this " boi" post further gutter comments to this post.. Then he will login multiple times to give thumbs down Bestbaz
  • Score: 4

10:29am Fri 2 May 14

PaulErith says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
cookster wrote:
Can't believe middle-laners didn't make the list!
Explaini this to me as I am completely lost to this rule.
Basically, on a motorway, you can use the middle lane to overtake, but it against the highway code to stay in that lane.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: Can't believe middle-laners didn't make the list![/p][/quote]Explaini this to me as I am completely lost to this rule.[/p][/quote]Basically, on a motorway, you can use the middle lane to overtake, but it against the highway code to stay in that lane. PaulErith
  • Score: 2

11:20pm Fri 2 May 14

Harold_Monk says...

If Beemers and Audi's were extinct - none of the above would occur.
If Beemers and Audi's were extinct - none of the above would occur. Harold_Monk
  • Score: 0

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