Driving in rush hour traffic is the most stressful driving activity according to three quarters (68 per cent) of Tipperary drivers. The survey by local Volkswagen dealer, Tom Harvey Motor Co. Ltd.., found that parallel parking was considered stressful by 15 per cent, overtaking by 5 per cent, negotiating roundabouts by a further 2 per cent and reversing by 8 per cent.
Some interesting manoeuvres were highlighted with 10 per cent admitting that they have changed their clothes while driving, while 2 per cent have touched up their makeup. On the subject of bad habits and distractions, the majority (90 per cent) of Tipperary drivers said they have consumed food or drink while driving, 75 per cent have talked on the phone and almost half (60 per cent) have sent a text message.
7 in 10 Tipperary locals claim they find people who do not use their indicators appropriately ‘annoying’. Almost two thirds (63 per cent) say they have little patience for slow drivers. Those who break a red light annoy one third (31 per cent).
The majority of Tipperary drivers are car proud with four fifths (80 per cent) saying their car is clean and tidy. 19 per cent admit to a very messy car! See this weeks Tipperary Star for full story.