The 15 most irritating people you’ll encounter on roadtrips

It’s summer and you know what that means – roadtrips! To the beach, to the coast, to the shops, in a taxi to the club, you know, wherever!

However, roadtrips can often bring out the worst in people. Here are the worst characters you will encounter on your roadtrip.

 1. The “DJ”
They can’t help but change the radio station every minute, never listening to a song the whole way through even if they like it. They’re the same kind of people who change the music all the time at house parties, and seem to have the attention span of a 6 year old.


2. Social media addicts
In their eyes, all of their friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat must know about the car journey, where a drive to the shop becomes a “road trip with my bestie xoxo.”


3. Drunk people
Loud and annoying, made all the worse by the fact that you’re incredibly jealous that you’re not one of them.


4. Sh*t navigators
Even if they have Google Maps on their phone, they still can’t work out where the car is or where we’re going. This category also includes the people that give directions like “it’s over there,” when they’re in the back seat and you can’t see where they’re pointing.


5. Talkers
Especially annoying if you’re going somewhere new and are trying to concentrate on road signs and lane positions, while they’re telling you about how drunk they were on their last night out, or recounting every detail of whatever TV show they’re watching at the moment.

shut up

6. Critics
Even though the person in the test centre deemed you a good enough driver to give you a licence, this doesn’t stop them finding fault with everything you do. The worst kinds of people are critics who don’t even have a licence, but have been driving for a while and claim they just: “haven’t got a chance to book it yet.”

doing it wrong

7. Farters
They seem to wait until all of the doors are closed and the car is moving before letting rip, giving absolutely no warning so as to give people a chance to maybe open a window or cover their nose or something. They’re always the smelliest farts as well.


8. Scabby people
Full of empty promises of petrol money and paying back the favour of giving you a lift when they learn to drive, you have long since lost hope of ever seeing either of these things.


9. Smokers
That stale smoke smell can ruin a car, so be careful not to let anyone light up in your car, especially if it’s actually your parents’ car. Drunk people are the worst for this.


10. Messy people
This is a car, not a bin. Please take your empty bottles, cans and wrappers with you. Drunk people are the worst for this as well actually. Bet you really regret not drinking now don’t you?

messy car

11. “Passenger Wankers”
Yes, when it was first shown, The Inbetweeners’ “bus wankers” joke was hilarious. But that was 5 years ago, and actually doing it yourself stopped being funny about 4 years and 11 months ago. Please roll the window back up.

bus wankers

12. Awkwardly tall people
They can’t help that their elbows and knees get in the way of the gear stick and the handbrake when they’re in the passenger seat, or jamming their knees into your seat if they’re sitting in the back. But you can’t help thinking that if their legs are that long, they would’ve been quicker walking.


13. Fidgeters
Messing with the heating, the volume on the radio, the electric window, the sun visor; it probably takes every bit of self-control that they have not to reach over and start messing with any buttons that might be on the steering wheel.


14. Nervous people
They get so nervous when you’re approaching roundabouts and other junctions that it almost rubs off on you, and you start to doubt your own ability to drive, especially considering the fact that they’ve left a dent in the dashboard from gripping it so tightly.


15. Your Parent(s)
A combination of critics and nervous people rolled into one.


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