Bad Driving Habits can Increase Insurance Premiums
Bad driving habits can increase insurance premiums. And often or not the mobile phone gets a lot of the blame. However, according to a recent study by AA Ireland driver distraction goes beyond mobile usage. Over 22,000 motorists participated in the AA Motor Insurance poll and it is interesting to note how much we get done in our cars whilst driving.
73.4% of motorists admitted to eating or drinking a non alcoholic beverage while driving.
14.6% of those polled admitted to occasionally reading a book or newspaper while in traffic.
7.5% admitted to brushing their hair.
3.4% to changing their clothes.
1.9% to flossing their teeth from the driving seat at some time or another.
23% of female respondents admitted to applying makeup.
10% admit to having painted their nails at least occasionally while driving.
4% of male drivers also confessed to using an electric shaver every now and then while in charge of a vehicle.
38.6% of SatNav owners admitted to having argued with their passenger because of their SatNav.
44.8% to swearing at the device.
9.3% to having a near miss or a collision.
And don’t forget the other distractions such as smoking, sorting the kids in the back, changing radio stations & looking at road maps. Can you think of any others?
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