Ignoring sun-soaked pedestrians

In the summer it’s only to be expected that people will stop wearing their scarfs, trousers and long-sleeved tops, and start enjoying the sunshine.

However, for some drivers this is causing a bit of a problem, because they get distracted by pedestrians when they should be paying attention to the road ahead.

Apparently, according to some research undertaken by a provider of car insurance, 60% of men and 12% of women have been distracted while behind the wheel due to an attractive pedestrian.

Furthermore, an astonishing 21% are even distracted by billboards which have good-looking models on them.

Distracted driving can lead to traffic accidents, so it’s important that drivers avoid staring at pedestrians and re-direct their attentions to the highway.

One moment of inattention could result in a motorist running a red light, colliding with a vehicle, or even clipping a cyclist.

So – everyone just take a cold shower and remain focused on driving safely!  

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