Music is the biggest distraction for drivers, according to a survey carried out by MoneySupermarket.
The price comparison website asked more than 2,000 motorists what they found most distracting while driving, in order to identify what makes drivers take their eyes off the road.
54% admitted to losing concentration as a result of changing radio stations or shuffling through songs on their iPod; 47% said they were distracted by drinking hot and cold drinks while driving; 47% also admitted to taking their hands off the wheel to eat; and 16% claim to regularly make or take phone calls on their hands free system.
Furthermore, 8% admitted that they had been distracted by being “romantic” with their partners; 7% said they apply cosmetics while driving; and an alarming 4% admitted to falling asleep or dozing behind the wheel.
Smarthphones also proved to be distracting for drivers, with 3% using apps while driving, and the same percentage accessing Facebook.
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