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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C
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The most annoying driving habit on Irish motorways has been revealed

Are you guilty of this annoying driving habit?

ACCORDING TO RESEARCH carried out by Easytrip, the habit motorway drivers find most annoying is not using indicators.

The results of the survey reveal that 62 per cent of respondents were most irritated by other motorists who don’t use indicators when driving on the motorway.

The second most annoying habit is driving too slow in the overtaking lane, with 59 per cent of those asked getting wound up by this habit.

The other annoying habits highlight by the survey are:

  • Tailgating (56%)
  • Using mobile phone while driving (55%)
  • Throwing rubbish out the window (43%)
  • Changing lanes too frequently (42%)
  • Not merging correctly from the slip road onto the motorway (40%)
  • Not driving up to the toll plazas correctly (15%)

However, there are differences between male and female drivers when it comes to what gets on our nerves. Of those surveyed, 67 per cent of females drivers said they get frustrated when other motorists drive too fast on the motorway whereas 55 per cent of male drivers said they get frustrated with other motorists driving too slowly in the overtaking lane.

The second habit that frustrates females the most (61 per cent) is motorists who throw rubbish out the window whereas the second most frustrating driving habit according to 54 per cent of male respondents is middle lane hogging.

Commenting on the results, CEO of easytrip Ireland, Colin Delaney said:

Correct use of the motorway is vital for everyone’s safety.  We’ve all heard of the saying that the ‘indicator must have come as an optional extra’ but it’s clearly the number one frustration for many motorists.

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