The Year in Rear View: The Top Driving Trends of 2021

What we’ve learned about driving routines and patterns across the globe this year.

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Dec 7, 2021 · 5 min read
Here’s a look Wazers’ driving routines and patterns across the globe in 2021.
60% of drivers rate themselves 8 or above as happy drivers, but drivers in Brazil and Mexico were the happiest this year.

Behind-the-Wheel Behaviors

“Funny” and “Eco-Friendly” were the most popular Moods for Waze drivers in 2021.
“Funny” and “Eco-Friendly” were the most popular Moods for Waze drivers in 2021.
60% of British drivers would wait patiently if the car ahead of them wasn’t moving, while 41% of Israeli drivers would honk the horn.
60% of British drivers would wait patiently if the car ahead of them wasn’t moving, while 41% of Israeli drivers would honk the horn.
More than 50% of respondents are traveling to another city, region, or state during the holidays.
More than 50% of respondents are traveling to another city, region, or state during the holidays.

Entertainment

Sweets and candy were the most popular snack choice for drivers around the world, while Americans preferred fast food.
Sweets and candy were the most popular snack choice for drivers around the world, while Americans preferred fast food.
Elon Musk and Jennifer Lopez are the public figures Wazers want in their passenger seat.
Elon Musk and Jennifer Lopez are the public figures Wazers want in their passenger seat.

Driving Dreams

Most drivers would carpool to get themselves out of traffic, while Brits would rather change jobs that invite someone else into their car.
Most drivers would carpool to get themselves out of traffic, while Brits would rather change jobs that invite someone else into their car.
What’s the most iconic car? It’s a toss-up between Bond’s Aston Martin and Batman’s Batmobile.
What’s the most iconic car? It’s a toss-up between Bond’s Aston Martin and Batman’s Batmobile.
2021 year in review.
2021 year in review.

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Waze creates community on and off the road. Bringing together drivers, riders, municipalities, first responders and transit authorities, we solve transportation problems, improve mobility and work to end traffic altogether.