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Tailgaters top list of road irritants

TAILGATING annoys company car drivers more than any other form of behaviour on UK roads. This is closely followed by queue-jumping and aggressive driving, as factors guaranteed to rile company car drivers, along with hogging the fast lane.

'Driving through the Millennium: 1998 survey of company car drivers' by Lease Plan also found drivers hostile to motorists who drive too slowly, and those who overtake on the inside. Company car drivers think the worst motorists are young people aged between 17 and 21, who had a clear lead over drivers over the age of 65 in the worst driving stakes, followed by lorry drivers, other company car drivers, and caravan drivers.

But while employees who spend a significant proportion of their week behind the wheel are quick to identify bad driving among others, with 58% admitting to aggressive behaviour themselves, making rude hand signals or shouting verbal abuse, and 10% confessing to the pursuit of the car in front.

What most annoys company drivers

  1. Tailgaters
  2. Drivers who queue-jump
  3. Aggressive driving
  4. Hogging fast lane
  5. Driving too slowly
  6. Passing on inside
  7. Puller outers
  8. Traffic light jumpers

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