Worst bad driver excuses revealed

Bad drivers are becoming a growing annoyance for fellow road users, while their excuses for their behaviour are less than adequate, a survey has found.

Tiredness is the most common reason given by people for poor driving, followed by the rush when running late and frustration with other motorists who drive badly, research by Autoglass shows.

Others in the top 10 worst excuses list include exhaustion, nervousness on the roads, road rage, hangover, feeling grumpy, rowing with a partner and boredom.

The group warned that dangerous driving habits should not be brushed aside with feeble excuses. Motorists behaving irresponsibly risk road safety as well as higher car insurance.

Matthew Mycock, managing director at Autoglass, said: "When accidents are caused by bad driving habits, there isn't much that can be said to excuse the incident; the bottom line is that it is an extremely serious matter which needs to be addressed, rather than accepting a feeble excuse, potentially putting themselves but importantly other road users at risk."

Around half of 3,000 people surveyed said bad drivers make them angry, 44% said they feel frustrated, while 34% said they feel worried when they see such motorists.

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