217 road accidents caused each day by Scottish women applying make-up
Almost 80,000 road accidents are caused each year by women applying make-up while driving on Scottish roads, according to new research.
79,430 minor accidents are caused each year by females who admitted to applying make-up while driving, accounting for 217 minor accidents and bumps each day according to research by Accident Claims Scotland (ACS).
Martin Haggarty, managing director of ACS, Scotland’s premier accident management firm, said: “There are over xxx accidents in Scotland each year. Luckily, most of these are minor. We would advise all drivers to take great caution on the roads, and not undertake any activity which may distract them from the road – including applying make-up behind the wheel.”
The worst culprits were found to be those using mascara while at the wheel.
The survey found that almost a fifth of those surveyed had used make-up while driving at one point in their lives.
ACS is currently running a national competition to find Scotland’s most accident prone person. The firm is offering the winner £1,000 prize and exclusive accident protection should they suffer another nasty turn.Haggarty said: “Research shows that over 4,000 people go to A&E every day in Scotland, that’s over 170 every hour and two every minute. Thankfully not all of these accidents are serious, but some of them are just jaw dropping and fascinating. We want to hear from anyone with an interesting tale to tell.” The competition will be judged by a panel of judges following the closing deadline on 2 April.
To enter visit www.accidentclaimsscotland.co.uk . Entry deadline is 2 April 2010.