Annoying Driver Traits


According to mobility solutions specialist ‘easytrip’, constant talking is the most annoying driver trait.

As thousands of motorists prepare to take to the roads this May bank holiday weekend its research has shown that constant talking and not paying attention to the road ahead is the most annoying driver trait for one in five passengers. This was followed by drivers who drive too fast, those who have a messy car and drivers that don’t use their indicators.
When it came to describing themselves as a passenger, respondents to the survey ranked the following as the top five passenger types:
1. The reluctant co-pilot
2. The snoozer
3. The music lover
4. The backseat driver
5. The chatter box
As for entertainment the research says it can be a challenge to keep children entertained on a long journey but the family favourite game of I spy continues to be a firm favourite for 38% of respondents to the easytrip survey edging ahead of video games and portable DVD players. Other activities included sing alongs, reading books or playing with toys.

Commenting on the research, Colin Delaney, CEO of easytrip said: “Road trips are a great time to catch up with friends and family and our research has revealed some interesting findings. For drivers their number one priority is to pay attention to the road ahead and having a passenger acting as a co-pilot (be it in some cases reluctantly) when needed is a great help to them especially if there’s a long journey ahead.”


About Author

Michael Sheridan

Michael is Motorhub's Editor. He is a famous face in Ireland having worked on RTE Television since 1990, firstly as a young people's TV presenter. His motoring CV took off in the mid 90's. Initially responsible for motoring content with RTE's daytime TV dept. he went on to present the RTE TV car show Drive! for 4 seasons. He has worked as a Producer/Director and Executive Producer on numerous motoring television shows in Ireland and Internationally including The Whole Way Round, The Shamrock Run, The Viking Run and The Irish 66ers to name just a few - many raised much needed funds for children's hospitals in Ireland. In print and radio his credits include the RTE Guide as motoring editor from 1999-2003, he transferred to RTE on line where he set up and edited the Motors section until mid 2015. His print credits are too many to list but include National daily (Irish Times) and Sunday newspapers, magazines, radio (multiple RTE radio shows including contributing editor with the Gerry Ryan show & The Mooney Show, plus guest he is a contributor to Tubridy, The Dave Fanning Show, Drivetime etc. Michael contributes weekly on Today FM on The Last Word with Matt Cooper. Michael has also represented Ireland's motoring journalists in Motorsport at the International Mazda MX-5 endurance race series in Italy and the Arctic Ice Race. He has been a Car of the Year Judge for over 17 years and is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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