AA highlights driver bugbears

More than one quarter of drivers (28%) think that people throwing rubbish out the window is the most annoying habit in the summer, according to a new AA Populus poll of 21,877 members.

The next most annoying thing during the summer for drivers is large groups of cyclists cited by 21% of men and 23% of woman.

The top ten summer pet hates are:

  1. Car Litter louts
  2. Large groups of cyclists
  3. Dodgy parkers
  4. Slow caravans
  5. Car Ghetto blasters
  6. Dawdling drivers
  7. Sightseers
  8. Tractor Boys
  9. Overloaded cars
  10. Groups of motorcyclists

Forty people also mentioned half-naked drivers as a turn-off.

Commenting, Edmund King OBE, AA president, said, ‘Car litter louts are a needless menace who cost the country millions, spoil our environment and put road workers’ lives at risk. There is no excuse for tossing out litter. Car occupants should bag it and bin it at home.

‘Many of the other pet hates concerned groups slowing drivers down by being lost, slow or indecisive. Drivers need to be more patient in the summer on the roads because anything can happen.

‘By checking your car, route and being prepared, means that drivers are less likely to get hot under the collar and more likely to reach their destinations safely.’