Most Annoying Things Drivers Do on the Road

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I’ve got a confession to make: I’m not a great driver. I don’t think I’ve ever been that great of a driver but hey, at least I haven’t got into an accident this year (knock on wood). I got into my first accident my senior year of high school and it was the scariest thing ever. Granted, all the accidents have been scary and most of them have been my fault. I’ve also just been in accidents by myself, like the time my tires started hydroplaning and I spun off the highway into a ditch (thankfully it was early in the morning and no one was out but me).

What I’m trying to say is, I’m probably that annoying driver that you hate while you’re on the road. I just recently learned that staying in the left lane isn’t recommended and I should probably always be in the right lane, especially during road trips. I know, I’ve got a lot to learn, even though I’ve been driving since I turned sixteen.

But you’ve got to hand it to me, at least I know how to use my turn signals and I make way for pedestrians! Oh, and I would never tailgate you because I know how it feels to be tailgated and that’s the absolute worst. So, I’ve got room for improvement but don’t we all?

These are some of the most annoying things drivers do on the road:


Cut me off, then start driving slower. There are a lot of things I hate on the road, but f*ck these people in particular.


Ride my as**.


Text and drive. Like thanks for not giving a sh*t about your life but the fact that someone else thinks their text is more important than my life or the lives of others on the road is infuriating. I watched a woman with two toddlers go from her lane into the emergency lane and back without noticing, I screamed at her and called the police.


I can’t stand following people who drive under the speed limit


Stop in front of me in the middle of a traffic circle!!!


Cut in line. Not in a zipper merge situation, but trying to bypass the line of cars waiting to get off the freeway, and then blocking traffic while trying to merge at the last possible second.


Going the speed limit in the left lane.


I once saw somebody using 2 phones at once. He was talking on one and texting on the other. Your move, Darwin


Drive excessively slowly on a windy road and then f*cking gas it on the straight section, when there’s a passing lane. I realize that they are probably oblivious but damn are they frustrating.


Realizing at the last minute that this is your exit and – instead of continuing safely onward and turning around at the next exit like a reasonable person – you kamikaze dive bomb across multiple lanes of traffic to make the exit now.


Tailgating. There’s just no excuse for it.


Not use their signal light and turn while I am waiting to enter an intersection.


Start merging into my lane and “don’t” see me. Too many times that I had to break hard because of this and they didn’t even notice me or how close they were to crashing into me


When they block the entrance to the parking lot I need to turn into because they just had to be bumper to bumper at that red light. This is done by those drivers who will never let anyone in front of them no matter what so they pull all the way up to keep people from coming out of the parking lot and getting in front of them. This backs everyone up for the sole purpose of not wanting anyone to be a few seconds ahead of them on the road.


Honking when the light turned green half a second ago.


When people in rush hour traffic block intersections because the just had to be through the intersection. There wasn’t enough room!!!


Speed up when I turn on my signal.


Drive through town with their high beams on. I know we’re a sh*tty little town, but I’d like to not be blinded, you f*cker!


One of the biggest is when I am in the slow lane with cruise control, approaching the vehicle in front of me, the driver in the fast lane is passing me, but passing me too slow so I have to brake. I freaking hate that, pass me fast, or don’t pass me.


On looker delays. People who excessively slow down on the highway when they see an accident on the other side of the median.


Using the water to wash windscreen while on a highway, so all the water misses their windscreen and goes all over mine…

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.