Motor Trend Finds Out Top Five Driver Pet Peeves

What really grinds your gears when you’re out on the road? Motor Trend has asked that question to frustrated drivers and came up with an annoying list of pet peeves that drives us to distraction.

Coming up with the top five irritations for drivers, the number one is being stuck behind slow drivers, taking the top spot with more then 40 percent of us clenching our steering wheels in rage. And we don’t just sit there and take it – the Motor Trend poll found almost 90 percent do something about it. Out of that 90 percent, 13 percent say it moves them to varying degrees of frustration and anger.

Here are the top five list of aggravating driving habits:

1. Being stuck behind slow drivers – 43.5 percent

2. Inattentive drivers texting and talking on cell phones – 23.2 percent

3. Drivers that do not use turn signals – 16.1 percent

4. Aggressive drivers cutting through traffic – 10 percent

5. Drivers who refuse to turn right on red – 7.2 percent

“What we have here is a glimpse of the frustrations experienced by drivers who take driving seriously,” said Motor Trend editor-in-chief Angus MacKenzie. “It’s clear many drivers are thinking about almost anything other than driving when they are behind the wheel, to the irritation of others on the road. Poor situational awareness and a lack of concentration are probably the real cause of the majority of road crashes today.”

Did any of your top annoyances make the list? What ticks you off most about other dirivers? Let us know in the comments section below.