Motorists caused nearly one million crashes last year because of ‘ogling’
Do you ever check your rear view mirror for a nice view of a gorgeous girl’s rear? Well, that sort of stuff caused nearly one million accidents in the UK last year.
It’s safe to say that most of us red-blooded males tend to watch the girls go by, even if we’re stuck in the car. However, it transpires that checking out the hot blonde on the side of the street is an accident waiting to happen – literally.
A new study conducted by Direct Line Insurers found that distracted UK motorists caused on average 2,525 crashes per day, which equates to 921,840 per year. The study also found that more crashes are caused during the summer when women wear less clothing. Makes sense really. Statistically speaking, that means roughly 72,000 crashes are caused in Ireland every year because of ‘ogling’.
The study looked at the driving habits of over 2,000 motorists and it found that 60 per cent of men admitted to being distracted by a gorgeous woman walking by, while 12 per cent of female motorists admitted to taking their eyes off the road for a look at us blokes.
Hot models plastered on billboards were also noted as a cause for crashes. But staring at the opposite sex isn’t the only thing that’s a danger on our roads. Apparently, singing along to the radio decreases your reaction time, so you’re more of a hazard when you’re belting out ‘Highway to Hell’ compared with when you’re just pottering along.
So the next time you see a gorgeous tanned tourist bending over to pick up her bag, do your absolute best to keep your eyes on the road and off her… actually, just keep them off her completely.