What Are the Most Common Driver Pet Peeves?

We all have particular pet peeves that bother us, like someone chewing gum with their mouth open, interrupting a conversation, or hogging up space. Many pet peeves are also related to terrible driving habits. Today, we will go over some horrible driving habits that irritate the life out of people. (Hint: They're also very dangerous!)

Distracted Driving

We've all sat at a green light waiting for the driver ahead to notice the light change and drive before. Most of the time, they're probably on their phone or distracted by something that they're not supposed to. Not only is it highly irritating to catch distracted drivers, but it can also be very nerve-wracking to drive alongside them. Moral of the story: keep your eyes peeled on the road and pay attention to your surroundings.

Not Signaling

Signaling to other people on the road is an essential driving rule that we all learned back in driver's ed. Failing to do it can be extremely dangerous. Plus, you have no excuse not to; it takes less than a second!

Cutting Other People Off

Being cut off by someone else can be a huge nuisance, so why would it be okay to do it to someone else? Besides, you might have to face someone yelling or making mean hand gestures as a result.


Tailgating is a dangerous annoyance (and no, we aren't referring to sports tailgating). It simply means to drive too closely to the vehicle in front of you. Doing so can cause an increase in the likelihood of a collision. Ideally, there should be several more seconds of space between your car and the one ahead of you.  


Speeding remains to be a prevalent reason behind accidents and injuries to this day. As a responsible driver, you should obey the speed limit on all roads. And truthfully, speeding does not get you to your destination noticeably faster.


Do any of these antics tick you off, or do you do these habits yourself? At Willow Bend Automotive, we always encourage the practice of defensive driving. For dependable auto services and repairs in Lutz, FL, please call or visit our shop today!