Dizzy driving

A new study reveals that some drivers have a shave and some even read a book at the wheel, with women motorists often putting on make-up.

As many as 11% of men and 5% of women admitted having an accident because they were distracted while driving, according to the survey of 1,000 motorists.

Also, 30% of men and 20% of women said they had had a near miss through such distractions as adjusting the car stereo, eating or consuming soft drinks.

Other distractions include talking on mobile phones and map reading with some drivers having also taken their eyes off the road to kiss a passenger.

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