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Late-brakers are 'biggest irritation on the road'

Thu, 26 Sep 2013

DRIVERS WHO brake at the last minute and then turn without signalling are the most annoying on the road, according to a new poll.

2,000 people were surveyed by First Bus who then compiled the 50 most annoying motoring bugbears, with late brakers topping the chart.

High parking charges also appeared in the top ten, as did dangerous behaviours such as tailgating, being cut up, drivers using mobile phones and motorcyclists weaving through traffic. More mundane irritations such as petrol prices, traffic jams and getting lost also made the top ten. There were also some more unusual irritations reported, such as people watching while you park and filling up with petrol.

Respondents were also asked about their experiences behind the wheel, which revealed a worrying 60% feel stressed behind the wheel, with 40% stating that their morning commute is the most stressful part of the week.

The data also revealed that an average driver will drive ten times during the week, with each journey lasting 24 minutes. In a year that means a staggering 208 hours spent behind the wheel.

By Press Association reporters