Date: 15th March 2017
Campaign Title: Commuter Bugbears
Pointless traffic lights, loud eating on public transport and having to stand under someone’s armpit are among commuters’ biggest bugbears.
A study of 2,000 people found two-thirds dislike their journey to work and are enraged by loud mobile phone users, smelly food and thoughtless passengers who stand in train doorways rather than moving down the carriage
The average person feels completely fed up just 13 minutes into their commute, and almost a third of respondents say their daily trek is the worst part of their working day.
Among the main irritations are delayed trains or buses, people who put their feet on seats and ‘dawdlers’.
For those travelling in the car to work, others who change lane at the last moment nearly causing an accident, middle lane drivers and those who drive at 50mph on the motorway are among the top annoyances.