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The Secret Lives of Drivers

THE SECRET LIVES OF DRIVERS MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SURPRISING (AND RISKY) BEHIND-THE-WHEEL HABITS Every day, men and women take to their cars to ferry them across town and country. But many of us are distracted. In our rush to get to our destination, we often engage in a variety of other activities while driving. Confused.com surveyed 2,000 people to find out what those activities might be. Some of them might surprise you – and some could be potentially risky. BOTH SEXES HAVE DIFFERENT DRIVING BEHAVIOURS MEN'S BEHIND-THE-WHEEL HABITS The majority of men can't seem to stay focused on the road. More than half admit to picking their nose while driving, and an even greater portion say they look for attractive drivers nearby while on the road. Do you ever shave while driving? Do you ever pick your nose while driving? NO: 82% NO: 47% | 15% 49% YES: YES: YES, but 3% only when stationary: YES, but only when stationary: 4% Do you check out other drivers to see if they're attractive while driving? 43% NO .72% NO 47% YES .18% YES 10% YES, but only when stationary ...... 11% YES, but only when stationary MEN UBUOM *Due to rounding, figures exceed 100. WOMEN'S BEHIND-THE-WHEEL HABITS All stereotypes aside, only about one in four women applies makeup or does her hair while driving. Though, more women than men admit to driving in their pyjamas. Do you ever apply makeup while driving? Do you ever do your hair while driving? 73% 76% NO: NO: YES: 10% |7% YES: 17% YES, but only when stationary: 17% YES, but only when stationary: Have you ever driven in your pyjamas? 69% NO 81% NO 19% YES .31% YES MEN WOMEN RISKY DRIVING HABITS WE ALL SHARE DANGEROUS DRIVING SHOES Flip-flops top the list of men's footwear that is risky while driving, and more women report driving in heels than other risky shoe options. 57% 27% 22% 11% Do you ever drive wearing the following footwear? Flip-flops Bare feet Slippers None of the above 00 39% 40% 34% 24% 16% Do you ever drive wearing the following footwear? Flip-flops Bare feet Slippers None of the above High heels EATING ON THE ROAD The sexes agree when it comes to food. Roughly half of all respondents admitted to eating while driving-while the car was still moving. When driving, do you ever eat at the same time? MEN WOMEN 51% |42% YES: YES: NO: |38% |42% NO: YES, but only when stationary: 11% YES, but only when stationary: 16% STATION SURFING Both men and women constantly change their music while driving. But a surprising number of people, roughly two in five, say they avoid doing so. Do you regularly change the music/CD/radio while driving? MEN WOMEN YES: 52% |46% YES: LE PLAY THE HITS NO: 39% NO: 42% YES, but only when stationary: | 12% 9% YES, but only when stationary: IS ANY OF THIS A RISK? Judging from the results above, both women and men engage in risky driving behaviours-behind-the-wheel activities that take drivers' focus away from the road. But only a small percentage of people actually recognise these habits are risky. Roughly 70 percent of respondents say their habits aren't dangerous. Do you think your driving habits are risky? 69% NO .73% NO 11% 17% YES YES 14% YES, but no worse than anyone else's 16% * YES, but no worse than anyone else's MEN WOMEN SOURCE: CONFUSED.COM POLL Confused.com

The Secret Lives of Drivers

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Every day, men and women take to their cars to ferry them across town and country. But many of us are distracted. Confused.com surveyed 2,000 people to find out what potentially dangerous driving habi...

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