Nationwide Survey Reveals ‘Top 10 Pet Peeves of the Road’

May 5, 2006

With more than 30 million Americans expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend Traverse City, Mich.-based the Hagerty Collector Network surveyed thousands of members nationwide to uncover America’s “Top 10 Driving Pet Peeves.” The results from Hagerty’s survey revealed some surprising, yet common “sins” of the road every American should know as the summer travel season officially begins!

“After visiting numerous car shows, auctions and automotive events, and talking with our customers, the Hagerty staff heard many of the same complaints about drivers’ behaviors,” says Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty. “Yet these drivers also admitted they, too, were guilty of committing some of these ‘sins of the road.’ That’s why we decided to launch this survey — for a fun way to bring these pet peeves to the public’s attention. We found some funny results, but many responses were things we’re all guilty of doing at one time or another!”

What are the “Top 10 Driving Pet Peeves”?
1. Distracted drivers talking on cell phones (Motor Mouths);
2. Slow drivers in the fast lane (Turtle Racers);
3. Pushy drivers who tailgate (Piggybackers);
4. Drivers who weave through traffic to gain one or two car lengths
(Wacky Weavers);
5. Obnoxious drivers who speed up to keep you from changing lanes (Gap Snatchers);
6. Hasty drivers who change lanes without signaling (Space Invaders);
7. Road Rage (Road Ragers);
8. Motorcyclists who race down the middle of a lane, between cars (Speed Racers);
9. Women applying makeup and men shaving (Driving Divas); and
10. Drivers who leave their turn signal on for miles (Morse Coders).

The complete Hagerty Collector Network Driving Pet Peeves Survey can be reviewed by visiting the Hagerty web site (

Hagerty identifies itself as the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles and boats in the nation, and host to the largest network of collector car owners.

Source: Hagerty Collector Network

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