You're probably not reading this while driving, but a new study suggests that if you're like most people you occasionally engage in potentially dangerous, distracting behavior while behind the wheel.
A survey conducted by Response Insurance, a direct-to-consumer auto insurance company, found that 76 percent of all motorists have engaged in such activities while driving in the past six months.
Some of the leading distractions reported by respondents were:
-- Turning head to speak with a passenger, 56 percent
-- Spilling hot coffee on self, 26 percent
-- Tapping ashes from a lighted cigarette or cigar, 22 percent
-- Combing or brushing hair, 17 percent
-- Nose picking, 17 percent
-- Arguing with a passenger, 16 percent
-- Putting on makeup, 10 percent
-- Putting in eye drops or contact lenses, 3 percent.
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