A Top List of the Most Annoying Things Other Drivers Do

Most people rate themselves as good drivers but don’t hold the same view of others on the road. So, it makes sense that you will always find something done by these “other” drivers blood boiling or simply irritating. If you ask me, I find plenty of annoying things other drivers do. Do you feel the same about the following list?

A List of the Annoying Things Other Drivers Do


One of the most annoying things other drivers do is tailgating. When someone gets within a few meters of your bumper and stays there, you can’t help but feel like they are trying to intimidate or threaten you.

Tailgating is risky for many reasons. Two moving vehicles up that close may cause an accident if you need to brake suddenly.

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Tailgating: Both annoying and dangerous. (Credit: Driving)

Not Using Turn Signal

Some drivers like to baffle others by not using the turn signal at all. Let’s say for example that you’re about to make a left-hand turn into an intersection and there are two cars in front of you, waiting at the stop sign on your side of the street. You have no idea which one or both will go next because they haven’t used their blinkers yet!

Not using the turn signal in advance and waiting until the last second before merging into an intersection causes other drivers to have to slam on their brakes or swerve out of the way. Extremely annoying and menacing.

Making Wrong Turns

Turning left through an intersection when there is no signal green light letting people go in both directions yet. A similar mistake is turning right before the red “no turn” sign at intersections where all directional lights have turned yellow and pedestrians still walk across either way with impunity.

The majority of traffic accidents occur during driving maneuvers, such as turning left at intersections, in which one driver violates driving rules.

Texting While Driving

Pulling out a phone and texting while driving, which is not only annoying but incredibly dangerous as well. Equally dangerous is talking over the phone when driving. These drivers are more likely to cause an accident because of shifting attention to the phone from the road.

Excessive Honking

Honking too much to get another driver’s attention is really irritating. In fact, a quick blip is sufficient to make another driver look at you. However, some drivers just do honking in a nonstop manner.


Driving Above the Speed Limit

No one can be more annoying than those drivers going too fast and not paying attention to the posted speed limit on the highway. Equally irritating are those who drive recklessly at night with no headlights illuminated.

Not Paying Attention to Other Drivers’ Signal

You may feel like cursing some drivers who pass your vehicle without realizing that it’s about to make a right-hand turn. This is especially dangerous when there are pedestrians crossing crosswalks because people can get hit.


There are many different annoying things other drivers do but these are just some examples for now! Which of these behaviors are the most annoying to you? Share with us your experience.