DAWDLING drivers are the biggest cause of irritation for most motorists on Renfrewshire’s roads, according to a new study.
A staggering 60 per cent of road users quizzed by internet firm Confused.com said they experience increased stress levels and were irritated when faced with a vehicle driving slower than the rest of the traffic.
And, in reaction to these slow drivers, almost half of motorists risk overtaking, thus increasing the chances of an accident.
The research also suggests that, with little to prevent drivers from travelling too slowly, many support introducing a ‘slow speed camera’ to fine drivers going slower than the minimum designated speed limit.
Gareth Kloet, head of car insurance at Confused.com, said: “Slow drivers need to be taken as seriously as motorists who are caught speeding.”