This infographic addresses the distractions that can make driving a car a dangerous activity.
Driving Distraction Statistics
50.9% of men admitted that they can be distracted by an attractive woman while driving. 54.2% of bachelors said that they get distracted by attractive women while they’re driving. Being in a relationship didn’t make that much difference, because 49.5% of men in committed relationships said that their driving can suffer when they spy an attractive female. For shame. There are four main types of distraction – physical, visual, auditory, and cognitive.
58.9% of men who earn $100,000 or more annually are distracted by pretty women. 43.4% of men who earn less than $50,000 per year are.
Other Types of Distractions
Mobile phones, GPS systems, entertainment systems and radio surfing provide the non-female related tech based distractions, while other passengers, eating, drinking and smoking provide the non-female related non-tech based distractions.
Avoid Common Forms of Distraction
Don’t eat, smoke, talk on your phone, change your clothes, read anything, do your makeup or brush your hair, daydream, look at things other than the roads (like pretty girls), paint your nails, or play with your dog or child while driving.
Back to Tech Distractions
The risk of being in a collision is 4 times higher when you’re using a mobile phone because the distraction causes reduced reaction times, an inability to maintain speed and position, more difficulty judging safe gaps and less awareness of surrounding traffic. 55% of 18-25 year old drivers admit to using their phone while they’re behind the wheel, which is considered a reckless traffic ticket violation in many places.
The Top 10 World’s Worst Drivers
Italy – 12.7%, India – 9%, China – 8.6%, Egypt – 6.8% and France at 4.2% are the top 5 with Vietnam – 3.7, Thailand – 3.5%, USA – 3.4%, Indonesia – 2.9% and Mexico at 2.2% rounding out the bottom 5.
It’s clever to use the billboard and street sign theme to get the idea across, but the graphic style is underwhelming.
All good information, and drivers should take care.