Mobility solutions and payment specialist Easytrip is urging motorists to be considerate of other road users, a recent survey unearthing what annoys motorists about fellow drivers including their partner in a recent survey of 6,000 respondents.
Many motorists can have strong opinions about other road users’ behaviour from time to time and what frustrates them the most while out driving. These frustrations were revealed in the recent Easytrip survey, with Ireland’s top five being:
Using mobile phone while driving (21% )
Not using indicators (17% )
Driving too close to other cars (12% )
Not using a roundabout correctly (10% )
Not adhering to the speed limit (6% )
Other annoyances for drivers include motorists who sit in the yellow box, change lanes too frequently, break red lights or fail to obey requirements at a junction.
‘Pet peeves’ about partners driving
While other motorists driving behaviour can cause frustration, those that are close family members can annoy them even further and respondents to the survey didn’t hold back. The top five peeves were uncovered as:
Not cleaning the car (20% )
Thinking they are the better driver (19% )
Drives too slowly (12% )
Shouts at other drivers (6% )
Does not follow directions (4% )
Also uncovered on the list were partners who play music too loud, use mobile phone while driving and those that don’t follow the rules of the road.
Concern for other road users
Sharing the road means being considerate of all road users and not just motorists. When respondents were asked who concerns them the most on the road in terms of their behaviour cyclists topped the list, followed by e-scooters and other motorists.
“Being courteous on the road is important all year round and especially at Christmas. We conducted our research to unearth what frustrates drivers the most so that all motorists can consider their behaviour and how it could be improved for everyone’s benefit. Not only is it important from a safety perspective but from a wellbeing one too as it helps reduce stress levels for all road users at this time of year," Colin Delaney CEO of easytrip, said.