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THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS DRIVERS DO

Posted in Pictures, Video, Commercials, Media, Uncategorized by wolferadio11 on March 1, 2012

What behavior really gets your goat? According to a Consumer Reports survey, texters top the list of most annoying drivers. Consumer Reports polled 895 Americans in a January 2012 telephone survey and asked the respondents to rate 20 common driver complaints on a scale from one (not annoyed) to 10 (very annoyed).

Age and gender had a lot to do with the results: Women were more irritated by texters and tailgaters, and younger drivers were less bothered by loud music than older motorists.

Most annoying behaviors on a scale of 1-10:

  • Texting on a cell phone while driving 8.9
  • Able-bodied drivers parking in handicapped spaces 8.7
  • Tailgaters 8.4
  • Drivers who cut you off 8.3
  • Speeding and swerving in and out of traffic 8.2
  • Taking up two parking spaces 7.7
  • Talking on a cell phone while driving 7.6
  • Not letting you merge into a lane 7.6
  • Not dimming high beams when approaching 7.6
  • Not using turn signals 7.5
  • Slow drivers dawdling in the passing lane 7.3
  • Jaywalkers stepping in front of your car 7.3
  • Excessive horn honking 7.1
  • Slowing down to “rubberneck” at accidents 7.0
  • Not turning on lights when it’s raining or at dusk 6.8
  • Drivers who are indecisive about where to turn 6.6
  • Slow drivers on a two-lane road who won’t pull over 6.5
  • Not going when the light turns green 6.1
  • Bicyclists who don’t let you by 5.8
  • Cranking up the radio volume 5.7

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