One in five men confessed to being distracted whilst driving because an attractive pedestrian caught their eye
A new survey has been looking into what millennial drivers are distracted by the most whilst behind the wheel and the differences between the two sexes.
And sorry boys, but it seems you’ve been caught out! According to the survey, one in five men confessed to being distracted whilst driving by an attractive pedestrian, whereas in comparison only one in 20 women drivers admitted that their eyes wandered whilst behind the wheel.
However, both genders were in agreement when it comes to mobile phone use whilst driving – 37% of both men and women said they were distracted by mobile phone activity whilst behind the wheel.
Talking to other passengers in the car was also a big distraction for both men and women – 27% and 30% respectively.
For male drivers, their third placed distraction was adjusting the radio (25%), whilst for the women it was children arguing in the back seat (26%). Fourth place distraction for men was vehicle controls, followed by attractive pedestrians in fifth. As for the women, in fourth place was mirror-watching and unlike the males who seem to be easily distracted by an attractive pedestrian, sat nav directions came in fifth place.
However, whilst these revelations might be somewhat amusing – finding out what distracts us when we are driving and the differences between the genders – it’s vitally important that motorists remember how dangerous it can be and how quickly things can go wrong when we don’t pay full attention whilst behind the wheel.
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