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Top 11 Most Annoying Driving Habits


1. Talking on a cell phone
Don't Be a Jerk: Put the phone down while you drive. You know about voice mail, right?

2. Driving too fast for road conditions
Don't Be a Jerk: There's always someone driving like a jerk in bad weather. And if you notice you're passing everybody, you're the jerk.

3. Not cleaning snow off their cars
Don't Be a Jerk: Take five minutes to clean the snow off your car before you drive away. You'll see better, and you won't inadvertently launch an attack on the cars behind you.

4. Not signaling when turning or changing lanes, or leaving a signal on
Don't Be a Jerk: Use your turn signals, Bub.

5. Leaving high beams on
Don't Be a Jerk: Understand that your high beams are a dangerous weapon when aimed at oncoming traffic. Remember when you've turned them on, and always be prepared to turn them right off.

6. Faulty equipment
Don't Be a Jerk: Maintenance is not just for you. You'll improve your own safety and that of your fellow drivers by keeping up on necessary repairs.

7. Taking two spaces in a parking lot
Don't Be a Jerk: When my brother comes across an expensive car that's taking up two premium spaces, he likes to squeeze his 20-year-old heap right in next to the car. Not only does he get a space, but also he knows the owner of the offending trophy car is going to stroke out when he sees it. Of course, my brother has also had his nose broken a few times. So consider parking elsewhere, and think about leaving a note on the offending vehicle instead, suggesting that the driver kindly not hog two spots in a busy lot the next time they run errands.

Also, if you have a car that's so precious that it can't be parked close to anyone else's, park it at the far end of the parking lot. That way, you inconvenience yourself rather than everybody else.

8. Staying in the far left lane
Don't Be a Jerk: Use the passing lane for passing. And when you're in it, always keep an eye on your rearview mirror and be aware if someone is coming up faster behind you so you can get out of the way in time.

9. Not acknowledging making a mistake or overreacting to an honest mistake
Don't Be a Jerk: Remember the golden rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you when you pull out of your parking space without looking.

10. Dangerous loads improperly secured
Don't Be a Jerk: If you're carrying something that doesn't fit inside your car, get professional help or advice in securing it before driving. And have all mattresses and 4x8 sheets of plywood delivered.

11. Picking your nose
Let's be perfectly clear about this: We've got nothing against picking one's nose. According to fossil records, it's a habit that dates back to the Stone Age. But, being forced to watch someone up to the second knuckle in a mining operation is enough to cause anyone to lose his breakfast burrito.

Don't Be a Jerk: Don't assume nobody is watching — especially at stoplights where people tend to survey their surroundings.


Don't Forget to Add Your Own!


Asked by mommy_of_two388 at 6:28 PM on Jun. 18, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (5)
  • They forgot one.

    Loud music
    Don't be a jerk: If I can feel your bass......your music is way too loud.

    Answer by HollyBoBolly at 6:33 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • Hmm, right now I have to say the most annoying driving habit is not being aware of road work. Our main street is part of Route 66 so the state is tearing it up and our city has gotten some sort of road work envy and has closed off about 1/3 of our main side streets. So, I guess my big gripe is not with other drivers it is with the stupid road work crews who don't bother to put up the road work signs before it's too late to take another route.

    Answer by scout_mom at 6:39 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • The cell phone one drives me NUTS. If you absolutely HAVE to talk on the phone while driving, there's this wonderful little invention called hands free headsets. USE ONE!

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 6:41 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • The cell phone one drives me nuts too, but because most of the time the call isn't that important and it can wait.

    Answer by clumm at 6:55 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • not knowing how to merge onto the freeway/highway/interstate

    dont be a jerk causing the ppl on the highway to come to a complete stop b/c you didnt reach traffic's speed while on the on-ramp. (excluded for short on-ramps or on-ramps w/ tight turns).

    Answer by okmanders at 8:42 PM on Jun. 18, 2011