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Attractive passers-by can be hazardous!

sex and relationships Updated: Sep 18, 2009 20:16 IST

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A beautiful passer-by is a major distraction for male drivers, a new UK study has found.Attractive passers-by can be hazardous!

According to a research conducted by AA Insurance, seven out of ten male drivers admit to being distracted by attractive women passer-by. Also, a survey by the company five years ago had revealed that 66 per cent of men and 10 per cent of women were distracted by a good-looking passer-by.

"We do notice an increase in the number of minor shunts during August,” the Scotsman quoted Simon Douglas, the company’s director as saying. The chief insists that a lot of people do not admit to being distracted by beautiful people around them.

He said: "This research suggests distractions are likely to be a factor, although most people are unlikely to admit it on a claim form – especially if they were eyeing up an attractive member of the opposite sex, perhaps showing off their tan."

A pleasant view ranked as the top distraction for both men and women alike with 75 per cent saying a spectacular landscape would draw their attention.

A low-flying aircraft (55 per cent), billboards (52 per cent) and roadside art (30 per cent) were the other main distractions.