A report on MSN Money about the survey indicated eating behind the wheel was the activity most selected by respondents, at 72%. A quarter owned up to texting (28%) and styling hair or changing clothes (25%) while driving.
Other behind-the-wheel activities cited by respondents included:
- 13% apply makeup.
- 12% write or read emails.
- 10% read newspapers or magazines.
- 5% play video games.
- 5% shave.
Of these actions, sexual activity, putting on clothes, reading or writing emails, reading newspapers or magazines, playing video games, and shaving were rated as high-risk by respondents. Survey takers placed texting, applying makeup, styling hair, and taking off clothes in the medium risk category.
Eating while driving was considered a low-risk activity.
Only about half of respondents reported they use a hands-free device for cell phones.
Jabra’s survey covered 1,800 drivers in France, Britain, Japan, Germany, Russia, and the U.S.; respondents were evenly split between the sexes. The survey included questions about 31 activities.
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