If you drive on a daily basis, you are advised to read this article as many of these habits could relate to any previous experience you had while on the road.
You could start your day commuting to work, driving along the road when a terrible driver pushes his way to your lane without proper signaling. For most people that could be irritating, even when they are driving without any rush.
Usually you hear annoyed drivers saying: Don’t they screen these people before handing them a driver’s license? Unfortunately, many other times it’s not about driving skills but courtesy and common sense.
When it comes to rude drivers there’s no perfect justice, but you could learn from them and ensure those habits do not apply to you.
For that reason, here are the top 6 most irritating driving habits.
6# Using your cell phone
According to the National Safety Council, using your cell phone while driving account for 27% of all crashes. This could be either talking on the phone, or simply sending a quick text with your smartphone.
Is there any convincing reason why people need to answer their phone while on the road? There’s no such thing as a life-changing call or text. It’s rude, negligent, and perilous for everyone who drives close to a vehicle driven by someone on his phone.
5# Going too fast for road conditions
It’s always safe to follow the rules and road signs, but some weather conditions disrupt traffic and affect the functionality of your vehicle.
If you are driving along the road during snowy or rainy days, you are responsible for handling your vehicle cautiously.
Seeing someone driving fast during harsh weather conditions, not only puts his/her life at risk, but also affects the safety of other drivers.
4# Not using signals appropriately
This is a very basic driving rule where some experienced drivers fail to show interest and understanding.
Every time a driver decides to change lanes or make a turn, the driver must use the signals to let other drivers predict maneuvers and avoid crashes.
It is as simple as that. In fact, failing to do so gives a terrible message to other drivers. That message could be, “I am not interested in your safety because it’s all about me and my urgencies.”
3# Taking two spaces in a parking lot
Just picture driving to an important event. You are running late and the streets are busy with limited parking spaces. Suddenly, you find an empty spot and guess what? There’s a vehicle taking up two spaces.
It is annoying and most people would react to that differently. Anyway, it’s all about courtesy and respect for other people who may also need a space where to park their vehicle.
The easy thing to do would be to park the new car at the far end of the parking lot and that’s a win-win situation.
2# Not taking ownership for your mistake
Let’s say you are driving along a clear road and other driver swerves out of his lane and almost hits your vehicle. You beep at him and he uses angry facial expressions at you.
You look back and say: Really, dude??? For the most part, that’s all you can say about it. Common sense dictates that every time you make a mistake, you own it.
More importantly, if your mistake affects other people like in our previous example, the normal thing to do is to apologize for the disruption. Acknowledge that you screwed up and be a conscious driver.
1# Picking your nose while driving
This could be regarded as a minor situation but that doesn’t stop it from being gross and irritating. There’s nothing wrong with picking up your nose since it is an old natural thing to do for everyone.
Feel free to go to a private room and play with your nose without the fear of being judged.
Seeing people picking their noses at every stop light is enough reason for other drivers to lose their appetite, even right before breakfast.
If you know of any other irritating situation that hasn’t been mentioned here, please let us know in the comments below.