Are you a backseat driver?
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I think we all claim not to be backseat drivers but, if that is the case then why are one in seven motorists having a road accident or a near miss caused by a distraction from a rear passenger?!
A "Driver Distraction" study has been commissioned by Esure car insurance. The study has revealed that 14% of motorists have had an accident or near miss due to being distracted by a back seat passenger, that men are more likely to take their eyes off the road to chat to passengers and that young motorists are the most distracted with more than half taking their eyes off the road to chat to passengers.
The Top Four Distractions for Drivers are;
1. Back seat drivers at 51%
2 Passengers at 31%
3. Changing music at 27%
4 Eating or drinking at 20%
My recommendation? Drive alone, with no food, drink or music and you will be fine!! Happy Driving!
A thought to leave you with - Do you think Esure commission this research to see if they could blame the passenger or driver for the accident and seek to avoid paying out on claims?
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