Can We Guess Your Biggest Driving Pet Peeves?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Can We Guess Your Biggest Driving Pet Peeves?
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About This Quiz

Everyone thinks they're a good driver, but we know the truth: you are the only person who is totally right about it. All the other drivers are on a spectrum that starts at tolerable and descends into the murky depths of outright dangerous.

We can broadly agree on what makes a driver flat-out dangerous. Anyone who drives way over the speed limit, pays no attention to the road or disrespects the concept of drunk driving is dangerous. Indeed, many of us know that the most dangerous driver, statistically speaking, is anyone who hasn't had a good night's sleep. However, exhaustion is about as bad for your reaction time as chugging a great many drinks.

Still, while we all know who's dangerous, we disagree on who is the most annoying - and it's entirely possible that one person's annoying is another person's idea of a marvelous driver. After all, some of us insist the rules should be obeyed no matter what, while others are certain that going at the speed limit when everyone else is going 10 mph faster is quite risky. Some of us always take advantage of a gap, while others give way constantly. Some of us are very careful about never glancing at our phones, while others do sneak a peek when stopped at a light. It's all a matter of preferences and habits - and until self-driving cars have us all napping on the road, the drivers who trigger our pet peeves are here to stay! Let's find yours!

Everyone is going a little over the speed limit. Do you go along?
If I do, I do so without hesitating.
Absolutely not!
Sure, why not?
Generally yes

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What's your worst driving fear?
Getting T-boned at a roundabout
High-speed pileup
Someone driving me to kill them by being annoying
Someone killing me because their face was in their phone

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Are you a very punctual person?
More than average, I think.
Nope
Rarely
Most of the time

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How clean is your car right now?
Immaculate
It's pretty clean.
It is a pigsty.
It's not tidy but it is clean!

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What do you drive?
Great big tank to protect me
Little old jalopy
Sleek executive style car
Nice compact runaround

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Do you feel safe when you're just a passenger?
It depends on who's driving.
No, I am always sure I will die!
Yes, safe to the point of boredom
As long as the driver is alert, yes.

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What's the worst accident you've ever been in?
Minor scrape
Multi-car pileup
Uncomfortable fender-bender
Terrifying rollover

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Have you ever lost your no-claims bonus?
Once
Never!
No, but only because I don't drive much.
Once or twice

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How did your car come into your life?
I bought it for cash.
I got a loan and paid it over many years.
Gift from parents
Company car

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What is the reason behind the highest portion of your journeys?
Ferrying kids around
Errands
Taking a trip
Commuting

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What's the dumbest accident you've ever had in a car?
I dropped an apple I was eating, and it rolled under the brake.
I have never had an accident.
I once glanced at a flood I was passing and wandered off the road into the crash barrier - but it was at low speed.
My foot slipped off the brake, and I rolled into another car's bumper!

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You notice the last parking spot in a parking lot. How do you get into it?
Reverse park in a single motion
Pull forward to claim it, then inch in
Just zoom right in nose first
Reverse park in three motions

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Be honest: how many maneuvers do you usually need to parallel park in a normal-sized space?
Two
Over 10
Seven
Four

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What's the most annoying reason you've ever been ticketed?
Speeding
Going too slowly
Road rage
Parking ticket

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Another driver is annoying. What do you do?
Cut in front of them
Swallow my rage
Flip them off
Smile sweetly then cuss them out under my breath

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You have chapped lips while driving, and it's really uncomfortable. You have balm in your pocket. What do you do about fixing it?
Get that balm out and balm myself!
I wait until I am parked.
Each time I'm sure I have the road to myself, I take a step toward getting the balm out, getting the lid off, using it, etc.
Wait for a light or something, then get balming!

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How do you listen to music in the car?
Bluetooth phone to car
Radio
Playlist on phone
I mostly do podcasts.

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Have you ever taken away a person's key because they were not fit to drive?
Yes, many times
No, but I should have.
No, it's their life.
Yes, once

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What is the silliest type of car to own if you live in a suburb?
Little old granny car - you can't shop with that!
Sports car
Pickup - people will just judge you.
Big SUV - you do not need that.

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Other than safety, budget and fuel efficiency, what is the most important characteristic in choosing what car to drive?
Speaker system
Those are the only things that matter.
Pizzazz
Comfort

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What decoration or special object do you have in your car?
Crucifix dangling from the wheel
Photos of my kids
Big mirror on the inside of the sun shield
Fuzzy dice

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Where do you park your car at night?
Driveway
My garage
I don't own a car, so I don't have to park the vehicles I use.
Street

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What kind of road is your least favorite one to drive on?
Small town roads
Highway
'Burbs
City center

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Would you rather get up really early to avoid rush hour, or just go in later?
Go later
Get up early
I'd rather take transit than either!
I don't mind rush hour.

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If all vehicles were self-driving, how would you spend your driving time?
Rocking out to music!
Praying, because I would be so scared!
Working
Studying

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What is your least favorite thing about car ownership?
Cost
I am sure I will die on the road.
Everyone else has a car. I have no car. This makes me weep.
Finding parking

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What is your proudest driving moment, in terms of getting out of danger?
I got out of a skid when there was black ice on the road.
I go nice and slowly so I will not die.
I once drove around a massive pileup that would have otherwise killed me, and I was going really fast.
I once talked my way out of a road rage incident with a screaming guy.

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What feature that doesn't exist would you like to add to your car?
Wings
Extra padding
Airbags for dogs
Seats that are designed with the average-size woman in mind, instead of the average man

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If it was the rule that everyone's car had to have their actual phone number on it, what would you say to other drivers?
"Make up your mind!"
"You almost killed me!"
"Shut up!"
"Get on with it!"

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Have you ever deliberately screwed with another driver, and if so, how?
I cut up people who annoy me all the time!
Never, I'm too scared.
I took a parking spot from someone who was annoying. I wasn't at my destination, but I really wanted to ruin their day.
I just flip people off all the time.

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