Ogling on the road is wheely bad idea

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RANDY driv­ers cause nearly one MIL­LION crashes in Bri­tain each year – be­cause they are ogling mem­bers of the op­po­site sex.

A study of more than 2,000 mo­torists by in­sur­ance firm Di­rect Line found dis­tracted driv­ers cause an av­er­age of 2,525 crashes EV­ERY DAY – the equiv­a­lent of 921,840 per year.

Re­searchers say 60 per cent of men ad­mit­ted be­ing dis­tracted by at­trac­tive women, while 12 per cent of fe­males took their eyes off the road to leer at hunky fel­las.

And 21 per cent of driv­ers also re­vealed that ad­ver­tis­ing bill­boards fea­tur­ing pic­tures of sexy mod­els were also a ma­jor dis­trac­tion on the road.

Be­tween 2008 and 2009, 921,840 driv­ers across Bri­tain ad­mit­ted crash­ing be­cause they were dis­tracted by the op­po­site sex.

Mar­tyn Beard, 32, from Tip­ton, West Mids, wrote off his Ford Fi­esta last July when he ogled a girl out­side a pub.

He said: “I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She had the clas­sic long legs and lovely fig­ure.

“My con­cen­tra­tion drifted and sud­denly I re­alised I was about to crash into the car in front.”

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