Most annoying passenger habits revealed

There’s no doubt that everyone at The Vehicle Wrapping Centre loves getting behind the wheel and out on the open road.

But every now and again, like anyone, we have to put up with unruly and sometimes rude passengers.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most annoying habits that drivers have to put up with on a regular basis:


From listening to the radio, to streaming songs on Spotify, there’s nothing quite as bad as people singing in the car while you’re driving – especially if they’re doing it badly, or singing one of the worst songs of 2017.

In a recent survey of annoying driver habits, playing with the music controls was cited as the fourth most annoying habit.


Being stuck in a car with an argumentative person is not fun at all, especially when they’re wrong.

In fact, a survey of AA members revealed that 65 per cent of people argue in the car, with younger motorists being the most likely to do so at 73 per cent.

Leaving a mess

There’s no doubt that at some point in the past, pretty much everyone has left some sort of wrapper or a few crumbs on the floor of a car, but according to the Evening Standard, 43 per cent of people get hacked off with passengers leaving a mess in their car.

Backseat driving

Quite possibly the worst and most infuriating habits that a passenger can have is to offer unwarranted and unwelcome advice.

In another study carried out in 2011, it was found that 14 per cent of motorists have actually had an accident due to advice or distractions from a backseat driver.

The most annoying passenger is…

Perhaps a little harsh, but a survey in 2016 revealed that 43 per cent of British motorists think that the most annoying passenger they drive with is in fact their spouse.

That said, children came in second, although distantly, with 16 per cent of the vote.

The spouse option was in fact chosen as the most annoying passenger by almost every age group, with one exception — the 18-24 age group, which said that their dads were in fact the most annoying passengers.

Do backseat drivers actually make a difference?

Actually yes, a driver is 70 per cent more likely to stall a car while driving with another person.

What’s more, 60 per cent of motorists are more likely to take a wrong turn, and 84 per cent of people report that they are better drivers when driving alone.