Top 5 Driver pet peeves
We all have them, driving pet peeves. From middle lane hogging to tailgaters, some pet peeves are enough to bring the road rage out of us. Driving takes up a good amount of our time in the day, so we thought it would be interesting to see what driver’s top pet peeves are.
Take a look, see if you agree and let us know which one is your top pet peeve.
Driving whilst on the phone
Not only is this illegal, but it really is the most frustrating thing to see when you’re on the road. The drivers often have no idea what they’re doing, have zero concentration and pull out when it’s not safe at all. How many times have you been behind someone at the traffic lights and you’ve missed the green because they didn’t notice? One too many times.
The penalty for using your mobile phone whilst driving is going to become tougher according to Government plans. The fine is also going to increase, so hopefully this pet peeve will diminish in time…
You can picture it. You’re driving at a leisurely, safe speed and the driver behind couldn’t get any closer if they tried. There isn’t any need for this and can really put other drivers at risk. It’s particularly annoying when you’re driving along a single lane road with nowhere to pull over.
It’s tempting to wind them up or slow down, but it’s just not worth it. The best way to deal with tailgaters is to simply pull over when you can and let them pass.
Some drivers say that sticking to the middle-lane is the safest place on the motorway, but experts dispute this. Back in the summer, a motorist was convicted for the first time and was slapped with a hefty fine as he refused to move from the middle-lane. Not only is it about safety, but it’s plain annoying when you’re trying to change lanes on the motorway.
People who don’t indicate
Indicators are there for reason, yet people seem to not bother using them. Not only is it inconsiderate and lazy, but it’s actually unsafe! By failing to indicate, motorists aren’t signalling to others on their change in direction, which is particularly dangerous on sharp turns and roundabouts.
People who drive under the speed limit
The speed limits are there for a reason and although it’s important to keep to the limit, sometimes people take it a bit too far. Does this happen to anyone else particularly when you need to get somewhere on time?
This has been considered one of the top pet peeves for drivers. When this happens to you next, try and be patient, consider who may be driving and just hope that they take the next turning.
We’d love to hear your biggest pet peeves whilst driving, so feel free to leave a comment! What order would you put our top five peeves in?