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Driving too slow annoys local motorists

Senior Constable James Brown of the Fraser Coast checks for the recommended three-second distance between drivers.
Senior Constable James Brown of the Fraser Coast checks for the recommended three-second distance between drivers. Valerie Horton

MOTORISTS driving under the speed limit, not knowing how to use roundabouts and tailgating have been named by the Chronicle's Facebook friends as some of the most frustrating behaviours on the road.

The local response follows the release of the RACQ's annual statewide What Drives You Crazy? survey which found tailgating was the most annoying driver habit.

Sergeant Darryn Morris of Hervey Bay Police said not only was tailgating frustrating, it could have more serious consequences as well.

"Tailgating commonly causes traffic crashes," he said.

"Following a vehicle too closely doesn't allow the reaction time for drivers to safely stop.

"When people do tailgate they're either running the risk of getting an infringement notice for following too close or they can be issued a notice to appear in court which might see their license disqualified."

Currently the fine for tailgating is $265 and one demerit point with drivers being encouraged to leave 2-3 second gap between cars.

In response to the RACQ survey, Chronicle reader Janis Alexander Wood said on Facebook, "They left out motorists who continually drive 20-30k under the speed limit."

Toni West rated behind the wheel bullying as another annoying behaviour.

"Those in trucks and larger cars (4WD especially) tailgating then slowing and coming up again, it's scary as heck," Toni said.

Michaela Davison People said, "Pulling out in front of others, nearly causing an accident especially when they could have waited while there were no cars behind the ones they pull out on."

"People doing u-turns in the middle of the street stopping traffic. It's happened to me three times this week including a construction site!" said Sara Andrews.

Topics:  hervey bay maryborough queensland



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