My Driving Bugbears


I love driving, which is a good thing seeing as I do a lot of driving as a blogger.

The problem I have is other road users.

Now 99% of them are fine, I am happy to share the road with them but there are the 1% that drive me INSANE!

I like to think I am a polite and safe driver. I often let people out of roads, I get out of the way if I see they are in a hurry and I say thank if they do the same for me, but I have some major bugbears.

  • On the motorway I always leave a 2 second gap between me and the car in front for safety, however, it seems this invites the world and its wife to jump into it, why?
  • People that don’t use their indicators – we live near a roundabout and the amount of people that don’t use indicators when using it makes it a nightmare to try and get out.
  • People that try and jump queuing traffic
  • People that cut in front of you and nearly take your bonnet off when doing so (twice in two days this happened to me)
  • People that undertake you to get one car ahead when you are in a line of moving traffic
  • Lane hoggers – both middle and outside
  • Lorry’s with speed limiters that insist on overtaking another lorry (especially on a hill)
  • When they drive at 40mph in a 60mph zone
  • Tailgating
  • People that don’t say thank you for letting them out
  • Sunday drivers – you know, the ones that have no idea what they are even doing on the road, where they are going and even how to drive!
  • Roadworks – please tell me the M3 will be finished soon
  • Any car with zenon headlights – they always look like they have their full beams on
  • People that pinch your parking space when you have been patiently waiting for it
  • People that take up two parking spaces (especially when it is by your home and you cannot park)

So that are my biggest driving bugbears, what are yours?

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7 thoughts on “My Driving Bugbears

  1. I used to have a neighbour that always parked in front of my driveway – used to drive me insane!
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  2. Erica Price says:

    I hate most of these too. My biggest hates are the first 2 though. I am forever leaving a good stopping distance only for someone to move into it – what is wrong with these people? Indicators are second nature to me, but others don’t seem to know where they are.
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  3. I pretty much nodded my head at every single one of these. Not saying thank you, and not indicating are my two biggest bugbears.
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  4. Coombe Mill says:

    I can feel my road rage rising just reading this list, they are all huge piss of factors that I try not to be guilty of myself. I have caught myself ranting at one of the kids on a familiar route and realising only at the last minute I’m not indicating on the roundabout. “oops” I do realise when I do it though.
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  5. Nikki Thomas says:

    Yes, yes and yes! I don’t know what it is about cars but it does seem that driving brings out the worst in people. I hate it when you meet a car in a narrow road and they point blank refuse to reverse and I have to.
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  6. Sabina Green says:

    Oh allllll of the above, except the M3 as I don’t think I have ever been on it. I had a rant on my FB page last night because of ignorant road user near our school. The trouble is there are so many people who think they have more rights than anyone else and that’s generally what causes accidents
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  7. Aaagh! My bugbear is driving full stop. I hate it! I didn’t used to do much at all, but now I have to drive my son to school, I feel like I’m driving constantly. I also hate parking, because I’m crap at it, even in my small Mini. Parked cars in the road drive me insane, as they make every journey last twice as long as it should. You would hate to drive anywhere near me! I am polite however and I do hate it when people don’t say thanks.
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