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Hagerty Insurance,arguably best known for their accomodating policies for vintage and competition vehicles, polled its customers to develop a top-10 list of things that tick them off while driving:

  • Distracted drivers talking on cell phones
  • Slow drivers in the fast lane
  • Pushy drivers who tailgate
  • Drivers who weave through traffic to gain one or two car lengths
  • Obnoxious drivers who speed up to keep you from changing lanes
  • Hasty drivers who change lanes without signaling
  • 'Road Rage'
  • Motorcyclists who race down the middle of a lane, between cars
  • Women applying makeup and men shaving
  • Drivers who leave their turn signal on for miles

While it's nearly impossible to disagree with any of the above, we're surprised that "Road trip partners that insist on stopping at Taco Bell for a half-pound been burrito at the start of a six-hour drive" didn't make the list. Sound off with your own driving pet peeves in 'Comments.'

[Source: Hagerty Insurance]



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Rubbernecking an accident on the OTHER side of the highway really gets my goat.

      Here you are doing a comfortable 75 then BOOM, traffic is down to 20 or less. You think, man I hope there isnt an accident. Then u see lights off in the distance - man I hope nonbody got hurt.

      Then you finally pass the "accident" two idiots are in the median, but close to the OTHER lanes, nowhere NEAR the ones you are on... but everyone decided they have to slow down to get a good look.

      My proposal? A big mirror or tent or screen that gets put up so people dont take a look at something that doesnt involve them. Every repair and emergency vehicle should have one.
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      • 9 Years Ago
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      • 9 Years Ago
      MikeW -- you'll want to avoid Canada. All cars sold there are required to have DRLs. Makes it really easy to spot US-registered cars from a distance...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Lane splitting is perfectly legal in TX. If holding others back helps you to feel to like a better person, go to hell!

      What is wrong with lane splitting? Do people really get that jealous of others that get ahead? We're not doing it in cars and we're staying out of your way. Every day I ride 10 miles to work and every day some dumbass on cell phone, or some soccer mom pulls in to my lane because they have theirs heads up their ass.

      At least we're paying attention to our driving.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Evan, i agree with the church parking, which sucks. (I'm specifically talking about Dolores and Valencia).

      However, motorcycle lane splitting is LEGAL in California and is safe (enough) when done correctly (admittedly it's easy to not do safely!) As a car driver, it doesn't both me when done safely and in an expected manor.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Bullshit.

      They're designed so a LIFTED SUV can go 20-25 over them. Try 10 in a car. I don't want to crack my oil pan (a very real concern on front-engined VWs without skid plates installed - and that means all of them, including the current ones) on a speed bump."

      I take it you have never driven even driven a truck or SUV over them, it isn't pleasant. A lifted 4x44 is even worseI never cracked my old golf's oil pan (or anything else for that matter) drivign over them, nor have i done any damage in my PT cruiser which, btw, I ca barely drive into my driveway because of how low it sits to the ground.

      The gradients on speed tables are gentle enough that you can take them at 20-25 mph (that is how traffic engineers designed them) without damage, but over that it just becomes unpleasant in a car. It is unpleasent at any speed in a jeep, but I don't like to be that asshole who feels he needs to go 10 mph for fear of damaging his car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Obnoxious drivers who speed up to keep you from changing lanes"

      That's the National Sport of Toronto.

      And the pastime has to be 'The Roll Ahead'. It's still red and you can tell it won't be green ANYTIME soon, but that doesn't stop the front row from edging forward, almost to a point they are right across the intersection.

      • 9 Years Ago
      The people who speed by 20mph or so and still don't signal when changing lanes really irritate me. It's that kind of attitude that nobody else is on the road that causes accidents.

      Drivers from New Jersey. I live in a place where we get lots of people from around the country, and while I've never been to the Garden State, every NJ driver I've seen here seems like they just got their learner's permit.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I second beige Toyota Camrys. ;)
      • 9 Years Ago
      A corollary to people driving while talking on cell phone is:

      People who don't notice the light has turned green because they're focused on chatting with their friend in Hackinsack.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What pisses me off the most is when there are constructions and it is clearly stated that the road is going from 2 lanes to 1 (like the left lane merging with the right). There are always smartasses that think they are above everything and come full speed into the left lane passing a lot of cars that are correctly waiting and then try to grap a spot in right lane. GOD PLEASE dont let those a place to merge in !!!!!!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      hmmm... I do 4 of those 10 things listed... but the other 6 piss me off... is that hypocritical?
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