Driving behaviors most likely to annoy or offend drivers in the U.S. as of May 2016

Driving behaviors most likely to annoy or offend U.S. drivers 2016 This graph displays the results of a survey conducted in 2016 regarding the driving behaviors most likely to annoy or offend drivers in the United States. According to the source, some 22 percent of those surveyed responded that they found drivers who text, email and/or talk on a phone while driving to be the most annoying.
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Share of respondents
Texting*22%
Tailgating14%
Occupying the passing lane
without moving
11%
Changing lanes without signalling8%
Multi-tasking*8%
Driving well below the speed limit8%
Straddling two lanes
or weaving between them
5%
Speeding5%
Honking3%
Not letting others merge2%
Not giving a gesture of thanks2%
Inching closer to the light when red1%
Share of respondents
Texting*22%
Tailgating14%
Occupying the passing lane
without moving
11%
Changing lanes without signalling8%
Multi-tasking*8%
Driving well below the speed limit8%
Straddling two lanes
or weaving between them
5%
Speeding5%
Honking3%
Not letting others merge2%
Not giving a gesture of thanks2%
Inching closer to the light when red1%
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This graph displays the results of a survey conducted in 2016 regarding the driving behaviors most likely to annoy or offend drivers in the United States. According to the source, some 22 percent of those surveyed responded that they found drivers who text, email and/or talk on a phone while driving to be the most annoying.
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Release date
May 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 6 through May 8, 2016
Number of respondents
1,000 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
* Texting includes writing emails or talking on a phone; multi-tasking includes applying makeup, eating, reading, etc.

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