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Eight bad driving habits in Belgium that annoy people the most
Drivers in Belgium have revealed the bad habits that they find the most annoying in other road users - and failing to indicate is the number one by some way.
In a poll of 1,200 road users by driving association Touring, 41% of respondents disliked when other drivers didn't use their indicators before changing direction, changing lane, or pulling into a parking spot.
In second place, with 33%, was generally aggressive and reckless behaviour behind the wheel. Hogging the middle lane of a motorway came a close third, on 31%.
Other common complaints about drivers in Belgium were:
- 4th. Driving at an inappropriate speed (too fast or too slow) - 29%
- 5th. Tail-gating - 24%
- 6th. Blocking a junction - 21%
- 7th. Cutting in front - 17%
- 8th. Double parking - 11%
"We must continue to focus on detecting and sanctioning reckless driving, which is a direct danger to other road users," Touring said.
In related news, Belgium is planning to remove the requirement for vehicles to have mirrors. The revision to the Belgian highway code would allow them to be replaced by cameras.
A spokesman for federal mobility minister François Bellot said: "When the new code comes into force, it will be mandatory for the car to have 'indirect vision aids', which may take the form of traditional wing and rear-view mirrors, but could also mean cameras that allow the driver to see on the dashboard the traffic beside and behind the vehicle."