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Alarming number of women admit to applying make-up while driving

Alarming number of women admit to applying make-up while driving

It has been revealed through a recent poll that a fifth of women apply make-up while driving. The female insurance specialist, Diamond, carried out the survey and quizzed over 4,000 women drivers of all age groups to collect the results. The women were asked a variety of questions concerning their driving habits, with the findings concerning the application of make-up while driving jumping out as the most alarming result. Out of all of the women questioned, 18% admitted to applying make-up while behind the wheel, with 3% admitting that it had caused them to crash their car. Diamond revealed that the age group most likely to apply make-up on the road were drivers aged 17-21 years, while the over 50’s were the least likely. One of the bosses at Diamond who helped collect the data says the results could have far reaching and worrying implications if you apply them to the UK as a whole. With 15 million female drivers on UK roads, if 18% are applying make-up while driving this equates to some 2.7 million drivers who are not only putting their own safety at risk, but that of other road users as well.

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