Children are the UK’s Biggest Distraction to Drivers
LONDON, October 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
A recent survey conducted by RED Driving School has revealed that having
children in the car is the biggest distraction for UK drivers with a
whopping 31% of drivers being most distracted by squabbling offspring.
Comments from backseat drivers come a close second for a huge 28% of
Unsurprisingly more 35-44 year olds are distracted by children onboard
whereas our younger drivers (aged 18-24 at 34%), and over 55′s cite those
unhelpful comments from backseat drivers as most distracting.
Mobile phones are the third most distracting things for UK drivers, but
this means a worrying 20% of drivers don’t insist on mobile phones being
switched off while driving.
Dominic Cohen, RED Driving School [http://www.reddrivingschool.com ]
states, ‘There will always be distractions while driving, but it is
important for the drivers to learn to avoid or reduce as many of these
elements as they can, not only while learning to drive but after they’ve
passed their test. As well as teaching basic driving skills, we are
committed to teaching road safety education to all of our pupils enabling
them to understand the road and its potential dangers.’
Cohen continues, ‘The results of this survey underline just how
important greater awareness of road safety is. Our Road Safety Team is
currently out and about throughout the UK to help those currently
undertaking driving lessons [http://www.reddrivingschool.com ] and those
who’ve already past their test, with a reminder of road safety and awareness
Other distractions include loud music being played at 13% and the driver
or passenger smoking being the least popular overall at 4%.
For more information please visit http://www.reddrivingschool.com
SOURCE RED Driving School