When Consumer Reports' National Research Center polled 895 American drivers to rank 20 common driver complaints on a score of one to 10 -- where one means "does not annoy you at all" and 10 means "annoys you tremendously" -- texting on a cell phone while driving came in at number one. It was followed closely by able-bodied drivers who park in handicapped spaces and tailgaters following too closely. here are the top 20 driving pet peeves and the score:
For 14 of the 20 gripes, women were significantly more annoyed than men. Drivers under age 35 were less annoyed by other drivers cranking up the car stereo volume, compared with older drivers. Drivers under age 35 were much more annoyed by drivers who didn't go as soon as a traffic light turned green. City drivers were more annoyed than rural drivers by slow traffic, swerving drivers, jaywalkers and limited parking spaces. Rural drivers were more annoyed than city drivers by those who didn't turn on their headlights when it was raining or getting dark.
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