The Dangers of Flirting and Driving.July 27, 2011 | in southernbelledriver
Many obstacles face the daily driver; one of the most dangerous is driving while flirting. At first this sounds like a hoax, but as more inexperienced drivers become part of the daily traffic this seemingly sweet distraction can be fatal.
Flirting falls under the same category of: texting, eating, putting on make up and any activity that can take attention away from the road. ABC news states that 41 percent of drivers admitted to trying to flirt while on the move, and 15 percent conceded they crashed their car or had a near miss because they were distracted by an attractive passerby.
There is nothing wrong with road friendliness. A polite and friendly driver is much needed in today’s cynical society, but there is a time and place for that. Smiling at another driver is one thing but blowing kisses, eyelash batting or hand signaling digits could very well be just as dangerous as driving impaired. The emergency room is no place to start a romance.
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