10 driving behaviours that drive us crazy

MOTORISTS want other drivers to back off, after naming tailgating the most frustrating driver behaviour in RACQ's annual What Drives You Crazy? survey.

The RACQ survey asked members to rate the most annoying driver habits, with tailgating, incorrect use of indicators, aggressive behaviour and incorrect parking all featuring in the top 10.

RACQ's Senior Road Safety Advisor Joel Tucker said driving too close to other cars topped the list for the second year in a row and called for more courtesy to be shown on the roads.

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"Tailgating is clearly an ongoing frustration for Queensland motorists," Mr Tucker said.

"Drivers who follow cars too closely are putting themselves and others in danger, as they increase the likelihood of a crash if they need to stop suddenly.

Which driver behaviour do you find most frustrating?

This poll ended on 05 September 2014.

Current Results

Drivers who follow too closely/tailgate


Motorists who throw litter out of their vehicles


Motorists talking/sending SMS on hand-held mobiles


Motorists who increase their speed when you try to overtake them


Motorists who aren’t courteous e.g. allowing room to merge/change lanes


Motorists who incorrectly use indicators e.g. indicate too late or fail to indicate at all


Motorists who display aggressive behaviour e.g. blowing horn, verbal abuse or hand signals


Motorists turning from the wrong lane e.g. At multi-lane roundabouts


Motorists ignoring restricted speed limits e.g. At school zones or road works


Motorists parking incorrectly e.g. Double-parking or using disability car parks


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


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