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Danger alert behind the wheel

Nearly two-thirds of drivers (65%) engage in dangerous activities while behind the wheel.

Surveying the behaviour of more than 1,000 drivers over the month of June, Sainsbury’s Car Insurance also found that distracting and potentially dangerous habits are on the rise, up 3% on last year.

The most common habit was found to be eating and drinking at the wheel (41%), followed by driving while tired (28%).

Nearly a fifth of drivers admitted to excessive speeding (17%), as well as driving while wearing inappropriate footwear or no shoes at all (17%).

Men were found to be more prone to juggling activities behind the wheel than women.

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