What Makes Drivers Angry?

On Behalf of | Jun 5, 2014 | Personal Injury

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes drivers so angry on the roads? Expedia has put together a study that explains what makes drivers so angry at each other, and these habits can lead to car accidents. Whether you are traveling for school, work or vacation; angry drivers are on the road.

Expedia surveyed 1,001 driving adults in the United States and found that 69 percent of them ranked distracted drivers as the number-one most annoying behavior on the roads today. Texting while driving is banned in multiple states, but it can be hard to enforce.

The second-most annoying behavior was tailgating or following too close. This category received 60 percent of the votes from those surveyed. The next category, with 54 percent of the vote, was drivers who eat, read or apply makeup while driving.

The fourth-place category was drivers who straddle the lines or weave too much while driving. The fifth-place category was people who drive well under the speed limit.

Other behaviors that annoy drivers are as follows per the survey from Expedia:

  • Cars that stay in the left lane without passing another car;
  • Cars changing lanes without using turn signals;
  • People who drive far above the speed limit;
  • Drivers who do not let others merge into traffic;
  • Drivers who continually inch at red lights;
  • Drivers who liberally use their horns;
  • Drivers who do not issue a courtesy wave.

This is not an exhaustive list, but what most respondents mentioned in the survey. Road rage incidents have led to numerous crimes, including people being beaten, shot, run off the road and more.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a road rage incident, contact a Texas car accident attorney today to discuss your case and your rights as a victim.