Drivers are faced with many distractions on the road, but a survey of more than 15,000 Irish motorists revealed the differences in what distracts men and women while operating a vehicle.
The survey found that 30 percent of men admitted that they have nearly gotten into a collision as a result of looking at someone of the opposite sex.
For women, less than three percent said they got sidetracked at the sight of a male.
The females that men are more likely to get distracted by are pedestrians and cyclists. (Remember, this is an Irish study.) Second to a women being a distraction, men reported that they’re also distracted by billboards or advertising. Ironically, billboards were reported as a woman’s number one distraction.
Other distractions for men included eye-catching cars, buildings and auto accidents.
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According to the Associated Press, a man in Kansas became the victim of a carjacking on Sunday.
But it was the carjacker who ended up on the short end of the stick. (Excuse the pun.)
The AP said the carjacker demanded money from the man at gunpoint and moved into the passenger seat. When the carjacker discovered the vehicle was a stick-shift, he didn’t know what to do.
For some reason, the driver, who was probably afraid for his life, or scared that damage would be done to his clutch, offered to help the criminal go where he needed to go.
So, the carjacker got into the passenger seat and the driver took dropped him off at his destination. The carjacker kept the $24 and thanked the driver for the ride.
No word on whether or not the carjacker has been caught yet.
When a woman drove her Buick Century into a golf course, she told police officers her GPS sent her the wrong way, according to Mail Online.
But perhaps her BAC was to blame.
The 46-year-old woman said her GPS told her to turn left, which brought her into what she thought was a cornfield. That cornfield was actually a golf course.
Once she was in the cornfield, police said she kept driving to get out of the corn field.
The woman admitted to police that she consumed a half a liter of vodka earlier that morning.
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According to an article from Patch.com, a police officer clocked a man driving 100 MPH on a Minnesota interstate last weekend.
When the officer pulled over the driver and asked why he was going so fast, the driver said he was taking his passenger to the hospital in Minneapolis.
The officer asked the passenger if he needed medical attention. The passenger said no.
It was noted that the driver was also going in the direction opposite of Minneapolis (southbound) on I-35.
The police officer sited the driver for several traffic violations.
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