Experts concerned over 'worrying' driving habits
Post by Sean Davies
on 20 March 2012 in Travel & Leisure
An alarming percentage of British drivers pick up bad habits after passing their test, according to a new survey.
Data compiled by price comparison website Confused.com found that wearing inappropriate footwear was common, with 40 per cent of women saying they have worn high heels while behind the wheel. Almost half of women aged between 25 and 34 said they had worn flip flops to drive, while 14 per cent of men in the same age group have worn slippers.
One in 10 women said they had applied make-up while driving and 15 per cent of men admitted to having had a shave at the wheel. Half of respondents said they had regularly changed music while driving.
Confused.com spokesman Gareth Kloet said: "Any behaviour that could cause you to drive without due care and attention should be avoided. Wearing inappropriate footwear could cause the driver to lose control of the car and so we’d recommend keeping a pair of suitable shoes in the car to avoid any crashes."
Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of the road safety charity Brake, said it was "deeply worrying" that many drivers had such little regard for their own safety and the safety of others. She urged people to give the road their full attention.
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