1 in 10 car accidents distraction-related, survey claims
Every tenth car accident in Germany, Austria and Switzerland relates to driver distraction, according to a new survey.
Further findings of the survey titled ‘Distraction in Traffic’ by the ACT Allianz Center for Technology in Munich, Germany found that more than 25% of drivers work on their styling, clothing and body care behind the wheel. People are particularly prone to engaging in body care while driving to work. Altogether 27% of respondents to the survey admitted to sometimes doing one or more of these activities while driving.
The findings of the three-nation representative research, conducted together with the Institute for Applied Psychology (Mensch-Verkehr-Umwelt) and Makam Market Research, concluded that all distractions behind the wheel contribute more frequently to the likelihood of accidents than previously assumed.