12pct Brit drivers use cars as ‘love-mobiles’ to indulge in passion with partners

May 25th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 25 (ANI): A poll conducted in Britain has revealed that 12 per cent of drivers use their cars as “love-mobiles” to indulge in passion with their partners.

Carried out by Auto Trader, the survey on bad driving habits involved responses from over 2,700 motorists nationwide.

Matt Thompson, marketing director of Auto Trader, says 41 per cent of the motorists surveyed admitted to texting while driving.

He further revealed that 72 per cent reported being in a habit of eating or drinking at the wheel, while 85 per cent said that they listened to loud music.

Sixty-four per cent used a sat nav while at the controls, and 93 per cent changed CDs or radio stations while driving.

Thompson said that, in addition, 62 per cent admitted to shouting and gesticulating at other motorists, while 22 per cent smoked at the wheel.

“Drivers are potentially at risk of having their mind elsewhere, rather than concentrating on driving,” the Scotsman quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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