Well, here’s a “whodathunk?” for the ages. A new study proves that your loving husband or wife is, in fact, the most annoying driver you know. Results of a poll of 2,000 adult licensed drivers by Insure.com spelled out a few info tidbits that, frankly, we here at E3 Spark Plugs didn’t need a fancy scientific survey to know. We bet you didn’t either.
But just for formality’s sake, here’s the statistical lowdown…
When asked to rat out the most annoying driver they know, respondents answered:
We have no idea who “other” might be or why they wouldn’t be identified. Maybe folks were afraid of getting canned if they ID’ed their bosses as the drivers who most drove them batty, or of setting off Crazy Uncle Bob. In any case, the top three grievances were following too closely (14 percent), speeding like a NASCAR wannabe (13 percent) or creeping along like a scene out of Driving Miss Daisy (10 percent).
Perhaps the most interesting bit was a rundown of the way we react to said annoyers. A full 42 percent of respondents admitted they’re all too happy to inform drivers of their vexatious ways and, perhaps, offer a few helpful tips. Twenty percent sucked it up and uttered nary a peep. Sixteen percent busted out the dramatics, grabbing the dashboard or door handle – a bit passive aggressive, if you ask us. And 11 percent straight up screamed.
So which are you – the annoyer or the annoyed? The quiet one or the drama queen? Post your thoughts on the E3 Spark Plugs Facebook Fan Page.