Tailgating and mobile phone use revealed as drivers’ biggest gripes

Tailgating and mobile phone use revealed as drivers' biggest gripes

Tailgating and using your phone behind the wheel are the habits most likely to annoy other drivers, a survey has revealed.

The survey by finance company Zuto has discovered that 84% of motorists are irritated by seeing other road users on their phones – while the same amount are annoyed by people driving too closely behind them.

Other grievances include drivers who don’t stop at zebra crossings (72%), driving too slowly (71%) and bad parking (68%).

Interestingly, that last point seems to be the one most of us seem to be ready to admit to struggling with – with more than a third (34%) of those questioned holding their hands up to poor parking. Surprisingly, one in 10 confess to parking in family spaces while travelling without children.

Meanwhile, 29% of us admit to speeding and more than one in 10 (14%) regularly drive too close to the car in front, stop in yellow box junctions or go too slowly.

Zuto CEO James Wilkinson said: ”As a nation we are very polite, but that doesn’t stop us secretly getting annoyed at other drivers, and with such poor practices on show it is easy to see why!”

Web editor at MotoringResearch.com. Drives a 1983 Austin Metro. Tweet me @MR_AndrewBrady.

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