12 most annoying drivers on the road


I will admit I suffer from a lot of road rage almost every day. But you know what? I probably wouldn’t if it wasn’t for the whole bunch of annoying drivers on the road. Yes, it’s you. Not me. A warning before you go ahead: there is some use of foul language. Tends to happen a lot when I drive! And apparently, when I write about driving too.

Here are my 12 most annoying drivers:

1. The slow right-lane driver: For those of you not in Australia, the right lane is the one on which you overtake. In other words, it’s the fast lane. It really peeves me when there are drivers in the right lane going 5, 10 or sometimes even 20 kilometres under the speed limit! And given that I drive on the Hume Highway with a speed of 70 kph, I tend to see at least one slow driver each day. And this is when there isn’t any traffic {I’m not that nuts if there’s a lot of traffic!}

2. The zip through driver: This is the guy who zips from one lane to the next and back to the other. The guy who constantly zips in and out of lanes leaving you with your heart in your mouth just waiting for that accident to happen.

3. The cutter: This person is the one who cuts you off. Very rudely. How do they do this? Just squeezing into the space between you and the car in front of you. When there might be barely any space! You have every right to flip them.

4. The slow cutter: If there’s anything worse than the cutter, it has to be the slow-cutter. They are the ones who do exactly what the cutter above does but then, they drive fucking slowly. Way under the speed limit! It really pisses me off. If you are going to rudely come in my lane, then the very least you can do is go the speed limit {if not speed!}

5. The blinding lights: This is the car with the extra bright lights either coming the opposite direction or worse, right behind you so you get the full beams on your rearview mirror. And while on that note, what’s with all the white lights on cars lately? Whatever happened to the yellow lights?

6. The lost-in-space driver: This person drives while daydreaming. They go so slowly that you wonder why they are on the road in the first place. They could have been better off just staying home in bed. Chances are you will meet this driver when you are running late.

7. The truckie: Ok, so I know truckies do a great job for us but seriously, some truck drivers piss me off. I have had several instances where they have cut me or almost merged into me or well, just driven very recklessly. If there’s one thing I loathe, it’s being caught behind a truck or worse, next to one. I always do my best to get away from them!

8. The revver: This guy {and yes, more often than not, it’s a guy!} is constantly revving his engine for a few hundred metres in Sydney traffic. Which means, he does it a gazillion times and annoys the crap out of everyone around. And not to mention, pollutes the air with his revver.

9. The talker-and-texter: Not only is this person doing something so dangerous, they seem to think they can get away with it. It’s illegal to drive with a mobile phone in your hand. And I fail to comprehend why they cannot use the speaker on the phone. Just don’t get it. I once had a lady almost merge into me and when I caught up with her later, I realised she was busy talking on her fricking phone!

10. The I-can’t-read-signs: These are the people who will enter a ‘left lane must turn left’ lane and then go straight. Or right. Or anything but left. Apparently, they suffer from a problem called I-choose-to-not-read. Their sense of entitlement never ceases to annoy me. I send out all the expletives I can, flip them and beep at them. Fuckers. {Can you feel the rage coming through???}

11. The can’t-decide-my-lane: This person is so indecisive they take up two lanes. What can I say? Apart from “choose your fucking lane!”

12. The wank: And the final one. This person is the driver who has more than one of the above annoyances. And trust me, there are a fair few of them around. They are the ones I refer to as wankers when they pass by me and the ones I shake my head at. Tsk, tsk.

Have you got any other annoying drivers you know of?

Do share!

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Until next time,


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  • Shilpa Garg
    28 August 2014 at 12:50 am

    Aah! You are spot on with your classification of annoying drivers on roads. Because of these very drivers I suffer from massive driving phobia. The blinding lights, the talkers and texters, the truckie, the zip through drivers and the cutters are the deadliest one. They should be banned from the roads! 😐
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  • Avada Kedavra
    28 August 2014 at 6:31 am

    zip through drivers are the most annoying ones.
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  • missRBit @ Legally Alien
    28 August 2014 at 9:44 am

    The zip through drivers are my favourite. Not.
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  • John Holton
    28 August 2014 at 11:09 am

    Oh, I have a few… One is the person who, knowing that a lane closes up ahead, speeds up and tries to push in at the head of the line. The other that’s doing everything but driving: they’re reading the paper, or a book, or shaving, or balancing their checkbook (yes, I’ve seen that), or doing counted cross-stitch (seen that, too), or polishing their nails, or eating, or applying makeup (I’ve seen women AND men doing that), etc. etc. etc.

    This is a good list, and applicable regardless of where you are.
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  • R's Mom
    28 August 2014 at 3:19 pm


    My darling, you really NEED to drive in India. Each of these and about a 100 more specimen. You come down here for vacation, drive through in Bombay. Then go back to Aus and love the drivers there

    *Gives cheeky grin*

  • Hugzilla
    28 August 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Um, hello….. YES to all of these!! Awesome list. Where I am, I would also add: impatient drivers who cross onto the other side of the road to go around cyclists even though they can clearly see you are coming right towards them from the opposite direction, when they could just slow down and wait until you’ve passed them instead.
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