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Lack of gratitude tops UK drivers' road gripe survey

Date: 06 January 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Drivers lacking courtesy by not saying thank you when they let someone out of a junction is the biggest pet peeve of UK drivers according to a new survey.

A leasing company website asked 1500 drivers for their opinions, and using a mobile phone while driving was second-highest, while driving too slowly in middle or outside lanes, cyclists running red lights and tractors made up the rest of the top five.

While common annoyances such as loud music and people who don't indicate were among those listed further down the table of 20 annoyances, there are some more obscure gripes on the list complied by

These include baby on board signs, personalised number plates and people who turn right.

"It's very easy for us to suggest that drivers take a more relaxed attitude to their motoring when they've been stuck in a traffic jam for the best part of an hour," said spokesperson, Mark Hall, "but it's something that hard-put road-users really have to take on board."

         The top 20 annoyances

  1. Lack of courtesy - people who don't thank you
  2. Using a mobile phone while driving
  3. Driving too slowly in the middle or outside
  4. Cyclists running red lights
  5. Tractors that don't pull over to let faster traffic past
  6. Bad parking
  7. Tailgating and driving too clos
  8. Throwing cigarette ends out of the window
  9. People who don't indicat
  10. Loud music
  11. Not moving up in a traffic jam, letting other cars in
  12. Not dipping headlights at night
  13. Seeing other drivers picking their nose
  14. Drivers who block the road when an emergency vehicle is trying to get through
  15. Motorbikes filtering through a traffic jam
  16. Wheel spinning
  17. Dirty or unreadable number plates
  18. Spitting out of the window
  19. People who keep changing lanes in traffic jams
  20. Drivers who slow down to look at an accident