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A guide to modern motoring etiquette
Guide To Modern Motoring Etiquette

Do you get cheesed off when other drivers don’t use their indicators? Does it make your blood boil when people park inconsiderately or block you in? If the answer is a resounding “YES!” our latest research has found that you’re probably not alone.

We polled 2,000 British adult motorists to find out their top driving irritations and to highlight the importance of being considerate to other road users. But in amongst the usual suspects like tailgating and speeding, it seems modern-day pet peeves like texting at the wheel and taking selfies in traffic are quickly climbing the list of annoying habits.

As a result of the survey, Kwik Fit set about creating a guide to modern motoring etiquette to expose the bad habits of driving that other road users hate the most. But rather than play out these scenarios with irate, potty-mouthed grown ups, we had some help from some altogether more loveable, innocent drivers...

Britain's Top 20 Modern Day Driving Irritations

Over half (57%) of Brits surveyed said that being tailgated by other road users is the biggest driving annoyance, whilst aggressive driving (55%) and failing to indicate (53%) also grinds their gears and make up the top 3.

Here are the results of our survey in full revealing what really gets on our wick in 2017:

Rank Irritation % of Drivers
#2Aggressive driving55%
#3Not indicating53%
#4Inconsiderate parking50%
#5Texting at the wheel47%
#6Lack of courtesy (not thanking fellow road users)46%
#7Changing lanes at the last second45%
#8Littering - throwing junk out of the window43%
#9Hogging the middle lane41%
#10Last minute braking40%
#11Dawdling drivers32%
#12Using social media while driving31%
#15Not obeying the 'right of way' signs29%
#16Not letting other cars in a lane28%
#17Horn-happy drivers e.g. beeping the horn at traffic lights27%
#18Not giving pedestrians right of way at a zebra crossing25%
#19Taking selfies while in traffic24%
#20Road users being rude to cyclists19%

And yet it seems we are unaware of our own bad habits on the road - Nine in ten (93%) Brits believe that other drivers are to blame and are oblivious to other road users, whereas nine in ten (95%) respondents believed themselves to be respectful road users!

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