A new online survey has revealed what London motorists hate most about their passengers.

London motorists were asked which passenger habits annoy them most, with messy friends, backseat drivers and distracting passengers topping the hit list.

A huge 42% said that leaving a mess in the car was their ultimate pet hate, while more than a third of motorists expressed their disdain for unsolicited driving advice and bad distractions.

The new survey sheds light on the bad habits that drive Londoners wild on the road – with results ranging from issues of etiquette to bona fide road hazards.

Polite passengers are in short supply according to the study, conducted by The Car Loan Warehouse as drivers revealed the faux pas they can’t forgive.

With 42% of the vote, leaving a mess in the car emerged as the most annoying habit of all – while slamming doors, putting feet on seats and eating or drinking inside the vehicle also made the list.

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Leaving a mess in the car is the biggest annoyance for London men, while women were more irritated by passengers who distract them while they’re driving.

Driving distractions was also the top answer with the 65+ age group.

Breaking wind in the car annoys 18-24 year olds in London the most, with a whopping 44.4% of those surveyed saying it was a big smelly no no.

The car radio and air con are off limits, according to 15% and 4% of Londoners respectively and with 23% of the vote, ‘are we there yet?’ is the last sound drivers want to hear on the road.

Jonathan Le Roux, co-founder and director at The Car Loan Warehouse, said: "No one likes a litter-bug and it seems like the public hate dirty cars too.

“Moral of the survey is: get in, close the door carefully, don't fiddle with the buttons and, most importantly of all, NEVER leave your rubbish.”