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RAC names most annoying habits

FLEET drivers are more tolerant of motorists jumping red lights than young drivers blasting out the latest tunes.

Research from motoring support firm the RAC on its own drivers has shown that only 9% of its drivers voted red light jumpers as the most annoying driving habit, compared with 24% for young people playing loud music.

Hogging the middle lane was voted as the most annoying habit, with 75% of RAC company car drivers agreeing. In second place were aggressive tailgaters (63%) and in third position, misuse of indicators (45%).

Simon Cashmore, managing director of RAC Corporate Services, said: 'According to our drivers, the most dangerous and irritating driving is done by the person who tootles along complacently in the middle lane, forcing slower drivers into the outside lane and causing unnecessary hold-ups.'

Other road annoyances include motorway queue jumpers with 45% of the vote, bad lane/roundabout discipline at 39%, people using mobile phones (33%), leaving lights on full beam (18%) and leaving indicators on (9%).

Cashmore added: 'If you're a company car driver, you may well remember doing some of these activities yourself, but just because you clock up lots of miles doesn't mean you should resort to bad driving that could end up causing an accident.'

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