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Top 20 Driving Pet Peeves You Need to Stop Doing

Top 20 Driving Pet Peeves

Some people get very anxious when having to drive. And every day is a challenge when dealing with annoying people who think they own the road. So this month I’m going to share with you a list of my Top 20 Driving Pet Peeves.  

And if you think I’m talking to you, I probably am.

Are you a bad driver? Here is a list of my Top 20 Driving Pet Peeves. Don't be a douche!


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1. Not using your blinker. Blinkers are there for a reason – to let other people know you are turning!  Don’t make me look like an idiot when I’m waiting for you to pass and then suddenly you decide to turn without using your turn signal. It takes 1 flip of your finger to turn it on. But if you don’t use it, don’t be surprised if you get 1 flip of the finger in return.

2. Don’t leave your blinkers on. I (think) I’m a fairly courteous driver. I may let you into my lane if I see your turn signal on. But if I’ve given you enough time to change lanes and you still don’t, then I have to assume you forgot to turn your blinker off. Sorry Bro, you had your chance.

3. You know those traffic signals that have a green arrow AND a green light? That means you don’t need to wait for an arrow to turn, people. Don’t make me miss my chance to turn just because you don’t know how to drive. GO!

4. People who lazily drift into the turn lane and slow down while still blocking half of your lane. I see that you planned to turn like, a mile ago, but can’t you see there are people behind you? Move the @#$% over!

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5. Merging onto the freeway too slowly. Look, I get that you may be scared as you tentatively enter the freeway and see all those cars whizzing by. But by the time you are ready to merge, you should be matching the speed of the cars around you. I may slow down for you, but I shouldn’t have to slam on my brakes to let you in.


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6. Drifting into other lanes. This is a freaking daily occurrence.  Put your stupid phone down and pay attention. You do NOT own the road.

7. Quickly changing lanes while cars are stopped in front of you causing me to slam on my brakes. SUVs I’m talking to you! I can’t see around your big-ass car so I can’t tell what’s going on in front of you. Just because you are too busy to stop or slow down, don’t risk the life of the drivers in the cars behind you.

8. I’m driving straight, minding my own business when all of a sudden the car next to me slightly swerves left in front of me so they can make a right turn. Why do you feel the need to do this and give me a heart attack? Does it REALLY help you turn faster?

9. If it’s raining or night time, please turn on your headlights. Just because you might be able to see in the dark, doesn’t mean other people can. I can’t see you! Comprende?

10. Treating a traffic signal as the Indy 500. Look, we are not in a race. I don’t care that you can reach 0-60 in 5 seconds. I’m still going to laugh at you when we are stopped next to each other at the next red light.


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 11. Driving slow in the fast lane. Maybe you are just a super chill driver – must be nice. But if you have a line of cars behind you or people are passing on the right and then getting in front of you, perhaps you should take a hint. Move over!

12. There’s nothing like taking a beautiful scenic road trip – except when you are on a two lane highway lined with huge Semi-trucks. You are rocking the cruise control when all of a sudden one of those semis feels the need to pass the one in front of him causing you to step on your brakes. Then you have to wait 10 mins for him to complete his pass just so he can go 5 mph faster than before. Thanks a lot, a-hole.

13. Cars blocking your view when you are trying to turn. You see that I want to turn right out of the parking lot and I get that you want to turn left. But why do you feel the need to move up so far forward that I can’t see around you? I am not blocking your view, but you are blocking mine. Argh!

14. Bicycle riders taking up the street. You are out getting some exercise. Good for you! There may not be a bike lane, which sucks and I’m sorry. So in times like this, please get over to the right as much as possible. Cars should not have to drive around you to avoid hitting you.


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 15. There’s road construction and the right lane is closed ahead. You know I have to get over – we all do. But please allow me the chance to merge. You are not going to get where you are going any faster by not letting me in.

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16. So what if sometimes I like to drive 80 mph on a clear highway? I understand the risks. But why is there always some jerk who feels the need to drive up your butt even when you are speeding? Ok, ok I’ll move over! But then I will point and laugh at you when I see you getting a ticket a few miles ahead.

17. On the other hand, don’t be that turd who thinks it’s okay to cut in front of a traffic-filled off ramp at the last minute. Wait your turn like the rest of us! I hope you choke on a chicken wing.

18. Do you really need to wash your windows while you are driving? I didn’t really need my car washed, but now I do thanks to your rogue water spray. Thanks a lot, douche.

19. I get it. You love your tunes. And maybe it sounds amazing INSIDE your vehicle. But to those of us not in your world, if I can’t tell the difference between an earthquake or the bass coming out of your stereo, it’s too damn loud. You are NOT cool, you have never BEEN cool, and you will never BE cool. Go away.

20. Be appreciative. If I was courteous enough to let you in front of me much to the ire of the cars behind me, at least do me the courtesy of giving a little wave to acknowledge the gesture.


What are your driving pet peeves? Can you think of any others to add to this list? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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22 Comments

  1. Lmfao! Luv this post and you know we’ve all thought some if not all of these a time or two! #ProductReviewParty

  2. I agree with you on all of these! i was on the interstate today and so many people drive like they should have never been given a license

  3. Lydia Lydia

    I can not stand when people don’t use their blinkers. It annoys me so much! And #19 is another bugger lol!

  4. Oh man! Dont even get me started on driving pet peeves! This about covers it though. SOme people and their driving skills (or lack thereof) get my blood boiling!

  5. I agree with many of your pet peeves. I hate it when people leave their blinkers on. Although unintentional it’s confusing and annoying.

  6. #11 is my pet peeve. The passing lane is for passing. NOT DRIVING. Don’t get me started, I once made a video about it.

  7. I wish every driver should read your post! I feel annoyed when someone’s changes the lane without giving signal!

  8. I adore how honest you are in this post! We have some awful drivers in Atlanta and it drives me nuts. I get so annoyed with bad drivers.

  9. I have to admit, this article made me chuckle a bit. “I hope you choke on a chicken wing” LOL. But in all seriousness, #4 has to be my ultimate pet peeve!

  10. Oh my gosh, so many of these! I’m not an angry person, but I do get serious road rage sometimes. My main ones are – people not signalling, cyclists being dangerous/hogging the road, slow people infront who get to go but by the time you get there its red, people not saying thank you….ahh and so many more!

  11. Tereza Tereza

    I can’t drive myself (well I have a driving license but that’s a whole different story!) but I can relate to all of these when Im in the car with my boyfriend. He goes so mad when there’s a slow driver, oh my! x

  12. Yes to all of these! I have to say I’m probably guilty of a few of these from time to time but the semi trucks passing each other really spoke to me. stay in your own lane!

  13. I love this post it is so true and funny. Pretty much all my pet peeves were included. Going slow in the fast lane is definitely one of them. My other that I didn’t notice was keeping your highbeams on I prefer not to get blinded while driving.

  14. Omg so many good ones on this list!!!! I hate it when people drive slow in the fast lane! Drives me insane!!!

  15. toughcookiemommy toughcookiemommy

    I hate when people don’t signal when they change lanes. That is one of my biggest driving pet peeves.

  16. Oh yes many of these pet peeves are legit. I personally cannot stand being behind someone when they are on their phone.

  17. Shelby Shelby

    Turn signals are my biggest pet peeve. I’ve almost gotten hit a few times because people weren’t informing me where they were going.

  18. Oh my goodness, I feel like we are one in this post! I agree with every single one of these and I am often grumbling under my breath in the car at people who do them.

  19. amandahrosson amandahrosson

    Oh my goodness, yes to all of these!! I live in LA notorious for it’s crazy traffic and bad drivers so I experience most of these daily on the road! >.<

  20. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!! You pretty much summed it up of my driving pet peeve. My biggest one is the blinkers on when not turning. Mr. M is notorious of this, I always have to scream at him telling him to turn off the damn blinker!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Haha, no/ 7 no.18, and no.19 had me in stitches! I can almost hear your ranting voice as you wrote this! I even read it with an angry tone. lols

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