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Revealed: UK’s most irritating driving habits

Tailgaters and using a mobile phone while behind the wheel drive us crazy, according to new research.

A survey for car finance provider, Zuto, found that an overwhelming 84% of drivers find other motorists using their mobile phones whilst on the road the most infuriating trait. An equal 84% of those polled also hate people driving too close to them.

The survey also looked into which elements of driving the UK finds the most difficult – with parking skills seemingly the least likely to be mastered.

14% of those polled admitted to spending only 10 minutes looking for an ‘easy’ space to park in before resorting to somewhere ‘restricted’, such as in front of a driveway, while one in 10 admit to parking within a family spot despite not having children with them.

With results like these, it’s unsurprising to note that more than 40% of UK drivers have had a parking ticket at one time or another.

Most frustrating driving habits in other drivers:

Driving too close (84%)
Using phone whilst driving (84%)
Not stopping at zebra crossing (72%)
Driving too slowly (71%)
Generally poor parking in spaces (68%)

UK’s 5 worst driving habits:

Poor parking (34%)
Not keeping to the speed limit (29%)
Keeping a safe distance from the car in front (14%)
Going too slowly (14%)
Stopping in a yellow box junction (14%)

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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