1 in 7 Get Frisky Behind the Wheel

Survey finds new meaning for 'distracted driving'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2010 6:44 AM CDT
15% of drivers have had sexual experiences while driving, a new survey found.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – When most people think of "distracted driving" they think of texting, talking, or eating food. But a survey on distracted driving has found that sex accounts for a good bit of it, too: About 1 in 7 admitted to having had sex or performing a sexual act while driving, reports Wired. (The survey was on the honor system, so there might be some exaggeration in effect.) Other automotive pastimes? Reading the newspaper and playing video games.

“It is truly unbelievable what people are doing while driving,” said an exec at the company that performed the survey, headset maker Jabra. “The results of our survey show that so many people are distracted and doing other things while on the road—even though they know the consequences that can occur."

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