Driving Pet Peeves Infographic


Majority of Ontario drivers speed over the limit and they are most annoyed by drivers who text/talk and tailgate, according to National survey.

InsuranceHotline.com surveyed Canadians on their top driving ‘pet peeve’ as well as their own bad habits behind the wheel.

Other interesting observations include:

  • On average, according to self-reported data, Ontarians speed more than Canadians (64% versus 56%), and they are the least offended by other speeders;
  • Texting while driving is the #1 pet peeve in Ontario with almost 50% of respondents indicating that this is among their greatest annoyances while driving. Interestingly, 16% of Ontarians admitted to texting while driving;
  • Educated and higher income drivers are more annoyed with slow drivers over drivers who use their phones;
  • Young drivers (age 18-34) and males were more likely to have more bad driving habits – they’re almost twice as likely to talk on their phone or text while driving and are least offended by other drivers doing these activities;
  • Women and young drivers are doing more self-grooming while driving;
  • 25% of women claim they have not done any of these bad driving behaviours in the past three months, as opposed to 14% of men who claim to be innocent of all dozen bad habits in the survey.