A survey from Ocean Finance revealed 30 million drivers get angry behind the wheel at least once every week, while 29 per cent of all motorists get irritated every day.
Only one in seven do not lose their temper when it comes to careless drivers, with those over the age of 55 the most likely to keep their cool.
Ian Williams, spokesperson for the financial services provider, said: “The vast majority of drivers are careful, polite and considerate. However, when we do encounter one that isn’t, it seems that many of us struggle to keep our cool.”
He advised drivers to stay calm if they come across another motorist with irritating habits, as “getting stressed isn’t going to help”.
Ocean Finance found the most annoying driving habits to be tailgating and not indicating, with 6.6 million people finding these traits irritating.
This was followed by using a mobile phone (6.5 million), speeding and being cut-up (2.6 million), and not saying ‘thank you’ (2.4 million).
However, classic car drivers who are trying to be careful when on the road with their precious vehicle should also be aware that two million people finding those driving below the speed limit aggravating.
Drivers might have bad habits, such as drifting between lanes, as a result of their poor eyesight, as Direct Line insurance recently revealed 21 per cent of motorists who need contact lenses or glasses never wear them when behind the wheel.
This is despite increasing their risk of an accident by four times due to poor eyesight.