The hot trend for long fringes is the latest in car distraction to be aware of according to a new survey by the Car Insurance Company Sheila’s Wheels.
Their survey found that as many as 67% of women have a hairstyle that can fall in their eyes when at the wheel. Of the 1,000 drivers polled, only 50% said they tied their hair-back before driving and 1% admitted to having an accident, near miss or a sudden manoeuvre after their vision was impaired by their hair. A survey of hair fashions found that women in the North East were least worried about their hair fashion, while the most practical styles were found in the South West.
Drivers are now much more aware of how actions in the car (i.e. mobile phones, sat navs, stereos) can distract them from the job at hand. Hair styles and high heels, might seem run of the mill fashion decisions, but they also have implications when taken behind the wheel which should not be overlooked.
Source: The Mail Monday 14th January 2008