The 9 things that get on the nerves of Sheffield drivers the most - according to our readers

From not indicating to cutting corners, there are many things people on the road do that just drive us around the bend, so we’ve found out what annoys Sheffield drivers the most.

By Kian Rains
Friday, 25th June 2021, 9:46 am

Driving around Sheffield can be stressful enough, but when other people are driving poorly as well, it can really make our blood boil.

Other people driving aggressively, tailgating, failing to signal, veering out of your lane, speeding, riding your brakes, making sudden stops and starts, and swerving in and out of traffic are just some of the things that rile us up.

The majority of accidents on the road occur because of bad habits, carelessness, dangerous driving and failure to comply with the highway code.

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Drivers in Sheffield have spoken about what gets on their nerves the most.

We’ve asked our readers what other drivers do that get on their nerves, and these are the responses we got.

Steve Roche said: “When you flash someone to let them go, only for them to insist on pulling in on the only available gap to let you past and won’t budge until you go, not realising the reason you flashed them to go is because the gap they’ve pulled into is the entrance to your drive.”

Helen stokes said: “People who get in a left turn only lane but then carry on straight ahead thus cutting you up and then have the nerve to gesticulate and wind their window down shouting abuse at you even though they read the lane markings incorrectly. I mean how hard is it to follow an arrow?”

Graham Turnbull said: “Parking in no loading restrictions, parking on pavements, thinking double yellows don’t apply to them, leaving their engines running, obstructing emergency access rather than walking 80 metres.”

Fiona Allen said: “Don't signal, cut corners when they run right off a main road, tailgate, take a risk to overtake over the speed limit only to end up one car ahead at the next lights.”

David Hilton said: “Reckless cutting of blind corners then getting a dirty look like you shouldn’t be there. Pulling out from a side road right into your path when there is half a mile of empty road behind you.”

John Porter said: “Pedestrians crossing or wanting to cross 2 metres from a zebra or pelican crossing. Tailgating. 30mph in 60mph zone for no reason. Overtaking dangerously just to get one car in front.”

Thomas Atkin said: “Parking in Bus Stops. They don't realise that it means the bus has to stop in the middle of the road, making it difficult for the elderly, disabled or people with prams or heavy shopping to get on.”

Emily Craven said: “Also those who don't know their car size. Holding traffic up when you could fit three cars through the gaps.”

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