I have heard terms like bikers, racers and car racers used for the people who drive quickly. But what are people called who drive slowly, or at normal speed, or very slowly (for old people who drive really slowly)?

Drivers cannot be use specifically for them as it denotes everybody.

So is there any particular term for these people?

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    The British TV programme 'Top Gear' has popularised the name 'Captain Slow'. Mar 15, 2014 at 9:51
  • "Captain Slow" as in 'James May" yeah thats also good.
    – Waseem
    Mar 15, 2014 at 10:51
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    The term I hear most in the UK is "slowbies". I wouldn't recommend "Captain Slow" unless you know the person you are talking to is familiar with Top Gear. (Believe it or not I'd never heard of that one until today).
    – Pharap
    Mar 15, 2014 at 17:02
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    And the user who edited the question left this explanation note, which is public, "Translated into English. Especially slowly" Charming! I wasn't aware that the OP was written in a strange and foreign tongue. Talk about mutual respect . Americans and Brits too, I suspect, use "fast" and "slow" as adverbs, so not really a non-native speaker error.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jun 17, 2017 at 18:36
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    @David and before you can say "Jack Robinson", (a mere six hours later) destiny throws up this question on the active page: Walk slow vs. Walk slowly
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jun 18, 2017 at 1:09

3 Answers 3


"Sunday driver" is a term that might suit you.

  • I never heard of "sunday driver" I read about this and yeah it is the term for me right now, but I need some more terms for these. Thanks for the answer
    – Waseem
    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:41
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    Where I live (Netherlands) the term Sunday driver is used too, but it is primarily aimed at people who are inexperienced drivers (only drive to church on Sundays) and therefore drive either slow or erratically or a combination of both. Can also be used to indicate someone who doesn't anticipate (busy) traffic very well (because of a lack of experience under such road conditions).
    – Tonny
    Mar 15, 2014 at 16:33
  • @Tonny I also search the meaning of this and I found the same thing thats why ask about more precise term.
    – Waseem
    Mar 16, 2014 at 13:47
  • As we all know, links can break or rot over time, could you edit your answer, please?
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 24, 2015 at 8:01
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    You do give a citation in support, but for those old enough to remember the Beatles it is also familiar in the context of: “She was a day tripper Sunday driver, yeah”.
    – David
    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:01

Poky driver does the trick I believe.

2. American English
doing things very slowly, especially in a way that is annoying:
I got behind some poky driver on the freeway.

Longman Dictionary

  • The downvote (not mine) is for not giving the definition, and a link, which I did for you.
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 24, 2015 at 7:53
  • d'alar'cop's answer is only marginally better because it has a link, but as we know links can break or rot over time
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 24, 2015 at 7:59
  • @Mari-Lou A This is not a regular thing that I do. I just came across this post, and thought I could be of some help (I gave reference in my original post I think, without links or direct definitions that is). Downvotes don't bother me.
    – Masoud-Ata
    May 24, 2015 at 11:00

In Singapore we called them road hogs, road hoggers and the act is described as road hogging.

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