What do UK Drivers hate the most? That’s the question we’re looking to answer here at Acklam Car Centre this week, with the top five UK driver pet peeves!
Acklam Car Centre, The Driver’s Agony Aunt!
Is it any wonder road rage is (probably) on the rise? Acklam Car Centre are one of the largest growing providers of top quality second hand cars in the North-East of England, a lot of drivers come through our doors. A lot of them rightfully moan about the driving experience they’re in for on today’s roads.
Considering how many drivers get frustrated by driving on the roads of modern Britain, it’s no surprise that Acklam Car Centre stumbled on a recent survey detailing the top hates of British drivers.
British Drivers Really Hate These Five Things
On Monday (28th July), AA and Populus released new research looking into the top ten hates of British drivers. We thought we’d slim it down a bit, and bring you the top five. So without further ado…
1) Litterbugs: The top hate, gathering a staggering 34% of respondents, revealed that they hate people who throw rubbish out of their car windows. We’re definitely with them; it’s unclean, unseemly and sometimes just plain unsafe!
2) Slow Moving Caravans: We’re with people on this one too! 15% of drivers bemoaned the fate of being stuck behind a slow moving caravan. This would annoy anyone – there’s a reason it’s called rush hour, after all!
3) Groups of Cyclists: Doesn’t it seem to have gotten worse after the Tour de France? Groups of cyclists, who force you to swerve out of the way every five seconds, have always been annoying, but it’s seems they’ve stepped up their game lately. The proof? 13% of respondents said slow moving groups of cyclists were the thing that annoyed them the most!
4) Inconsiderate Parking: We’re with the people on this too – they’re a perceptive bunch. A healthy 10% of respondents said putting up with the perils of inconsiderate parking – which can be a menace when you’re trying to get out of a tight space – was the thing that annoyed them the most.
5) Lost Drivers: A somewhat respectable 7% of respondents claimed lost drivers was the thing that annoyed them the most. We kind of get it, but honestly, how do you even know when a driver is lost, unless you’ve both stopped and you can see them fiddling with a map!
If you learn anything from this (mostly) pointless exercise, let it be how to be a better driver. On a serious note, Acklam Car Centre has often found that the less you annoy your fellow motorists, the more accommodating they are. Makes for an easier life!