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5 pet peeves that make drivers' blood boil in the bitter cold

Here are five annoying habits, with photo illustrations, that can turn even the most courteous drivers into rage monsters.

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Here are some common winter driving annoyances. 0:37

There's nothing like a fresh dump of snow — like the one that practically erased Calgary overnight — to bring out the worst in some of the city's drivers.

Here are five winter driving pet peeves.

Depending on how generous you feel, you might decide to check your own habits and take extra care to avoid these situations while on the roads.

What driving habits annoy you most in winter? Share in the comments below

1. A windshield full of snow

Clearing your rear windshield of snow will dramatically improve visibility in winter driving conditions. (Monty Kruger/CBC)

2. No winter tires

Winter tires like these are designed to provide better traction and steering in cold, snowy conditions. (CBC)

3. Not signalling

The dark hatchback pictured above performs a surprise 3-point turn, interrupting the regular flow of traffic without signalling first. (Mike Symington/CBC)

4. Speeding or crawling

Traffic slows to a crawl during the morning commute in northwest Calgary. (Mike Symington/CBC)

5. Tailgating

Drivers should leave larger than usual gaps in front of them when driving in winter conditions. (Mike Symington/CBC)

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