A survey of 1,000 drivers by Santander, a car insurance firm in the UK, has found that men are twice prone to be distracted while driving when compared with women. 11% of the men surveyed were found to have got into accidents because of not concentrating on the road while driving. The corresponding figure for women drivers was 5%. About 30% of men were involved in near misses due to poor concentration while driving, as against 20% of women. The distracting factors for the drivers were talking on hand held phones, reading a book, adjusting the car stereo, and eating or drinking while driving. About 96% of the distracted drivers attributed texting on the cell phone as the most dangerous driving behaviour.
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