15 per cent in-car-shaving, says website

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Shaving in the car? Among blokes questioned in a recent survey, 15 per cent said they had done this.

Again among blokes, nearly half said they had driven while having a poke in their nostrils, according to one website. The exact figure was 49 per cent.

Based on 2,000 questioned car insurance holders, Confused.com's numbers also suggest that, among those aged between 25 and 34, 19 per cent were aware of a certain amount of risk in the way they sometimes behave while on the road.

More common generally was in-car music switching – 49 per cent of those questioned had done this.

Among female drivers, 40 per cent had had high heels on in the car.

"It's not against the law to drive in your pyjamas or pick your nose at traffic lights but any behaviour that could cause you to drive without due care and attention should be avoided," advised Gareth Kloet, the company's head of insurance.

"Wearing inappropriate footwear could cause the driver to lose control of the car and so we'd recommend keeping a pair of suitable shoes in the car," he added.

On a separate issue, Mr Kloet recently advised car insurance holders "to confess to any prangs and to exercise car parking etiquette to help other drivers".

Posted by Noel Martin.

Copyright Adfero Ltd. 

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