As you know, everyone’s horrible at driving except you. You’re perfect. “Consumer Reports” just released the results of a survey where people ranked the 20 most annoying things other drivers do on a scale of one to 10. The one that ticks me off the most came in at #4 on the list. Where does yours rank?
And the most annoying behavior is . . . texting while driving. It got an average score of 8.9 out of 10. That puts it just ahead of able-bodied people parking in handicapped spots, which got an 8.7.
The least annoying thing was the only item on the list connected to the radio, because radio is a fantastic and flawless medium. People who crank the volume on their radio too high only averaged a 5.7 out of 10 for annoyingness. So, turn it up.
Here’s the full list of the 20 most annoying things other drivers do . . .
#1.) Texting while driving, 8.9 out of 10.
#2.) Able-bodied drivers parking in handicapped spots, 8.7.
#3.) Tailgating, 8.4.
#4.) Drivers who cut you off, 8.3.
#5.) Speeding and swerving in and out of traffic, 8.2.
#6.) Taking up two parking spaces, 7.7.
#7.) TIE: Talking on the phone while driving . . . not letting you merge into a lane . . . and not dimming high beams, 7.6.
#10.) Not using turn signals, 7.5.
#11.) TIE: Slow drivers in the passing lane . . . and jaywalkers who walk in front of your car, 7.3.
#13.) Excessive horn honking, 7.1.
#14.) Rubbernecking at accidents, 7.0.
#15.) Not turning on lights when it’s raining or about to get dark, 6.8.
#16.) Drivers who are indecisive about where to turn, 6.6.
#17.) Slow drivers on a two-lane road who won’t pull over, 6.5.
#18.) Not going when the light turns green, 6.1.
#19.) Bicyclists who don’t let you by, 5.8.
#20.) Cranking the radio volume, 5.7.