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Engaging in sex while driving is disturbingly common, a... Engaging in sex while driving is disturbingly common, according to a recent poll (Alamy)
If you thought texting while driving was a distraction, which it most certainly is, you should check out a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive. The respected polling company asked 1,832 people about their driving habits to find the most common distractions, and the results were quite enlightening.

USA Today reported a particularly interesting -- and, frankly, terrifying -- finding from the survey: Eleven percent of those polled admitted to engaging in sexual activity while driving. How exactly they pulled this off remains unknown, but the survey found that men were more than three times as likely confess to doing it than women. Generation X was the most likely age group to engage in the practice, with the 35 to 44 year old set admitting to doing the deed while driving more than other age groups.

There were other troubling statistics, too, such as 19 percent of participants admitting to eating something requiring a utensil while driving. Ten percent said they have applied makeup and nine percent have flirted with other drivers.

Drivers engaging in distracting behavior is nothing new or uncommon, and it's highly dangerous. While surprising, these numbers are nothing compared to the 31 percent of people who have admitted to AAA that they text while driving. According to federal estimates, distracted driving contributes to around 5,000 fatal accidents per year.



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      rom7725
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is ridiculous to say the least! Bad enough kids are doing this, they're children; surprise! But supposedly 'GROWN' folks WITH families?!! That just burns me up! So its not bad enough innocent, unsuspecting people are killed by these SUPREME idiots, NOW (probably for a while) these UNBELIEVABLY SELFISH 'people' just can't wait to get home or wherever they're going for sex. NO sex is worth endangering anyone's life! I don't believe in suing, but if anyone that I love is EVER killed because of the STUPID and selfish antics of either texting, drunk driving, sex, I would sue them for EVERYTHING they had! It's not about the money, there are MANY things more important than money, but it sure would be about principle.
      Jim
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know why sexual activity while driving is called surprising. If the surveyers would ask big rig drivers what they have seen going on while driving, they would certainly have been really surprised. I personally have seen full sexual intercourse, ******** (man to woman, woman to man, man to man, woman to woman), masturbation (self, woman to man, man to woman), anal and simple exhibition (full nudity,exposed breasts, exposed privates (male/female) Age doesn't seem to matter as I have seen everything from preteen to 70+ involved and yes, one of the participants was driving.
      pm0501
      • 1 Year Ago
      Until they start putting a a cop in the back seat of every car, it ain't gonna change!
      klavezo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Having sexual relations while driving? Cut back on the Viagra fellas.
      gvari
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ban sex! Ban driving! Ban talking! Ban getting out of bed! Folks, it is impossible to create a 100% safe environment, impossible to stop humans from taking risks and having fun. Like most of you here never done anything potentially dangerous in your lives. Get a life and enjoy it. And with a little caution it can last a long time.
      lsheaffer
      • 1 Year Ago
      When are the people who write these articles going to learn English? The headline says, "Surprising amount of drivers commit risky act?" It's not "amount of drivers," it's "number of drivers." Amount refers to quantities that are measured in bulk or mass — considered as a whole (for example, "A large amount of water leaked into my basement") — while number pertains to things that can be counted individually.
        jklima1936
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lsheaffer
        I'm with you, Isheaffer. The grammar in the AOL articles is so bad, it makes one wonder if their writers ever studied English in school at all. I have submitted comments like yours before, but it doesn't seem to have any result.
          tlfinch50
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jklima1936
          The grammar in the AOL articles are* so bad... lol sorry just had to do it
          sskidski
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jklima1936
          You should be glad its not in computer code.
        neesee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lsheaffer
        An amazing number of idiots claim to be intelligint beings, yet can't find their collective bvtts with all hands combined.
        aroldfut
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lsheaffer
        English isn't even a 'second language' any more.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lsheaffer
        You're wasting your time; the "writers" who submit these articles couldn't care less about quality, and grammar, syntax, etc. have gone out of fashion in the US. For the past twenty years or so, we've been a nation that doesn't know -- or care -- how to use its own language.
          email17070
          • 1 Year Ago
          yeah, your right, there are MORE pressing problems then worrying about stupid grammar and spelling , it really is kinda petty to be pointing out these silly errors!
      mark and sheri
      • 1 Year Ago
      1981, Las Vegas, Nevada. Brother of a friend of mine worked in the ER. One day, a fatality was brought in from a one car roll over. The guy dies using a Vacujack, self pleasuring machine, while driving. He was coming and going at the same time.
      gposner29
      • 1 Year Ago
      Blame the bane of all societies....WOMEN
      pierrechap
      • 1 Year Ago
      they're effin crazy....an accident looking for a place to happen.
      Jeff
      • 1 Year Ago
      Takes only ONE hand to hold the wheel -- especially if you're on a straight, flat stretch of interstate highway, all by your lonesome... The other hand, well, could always be used for some "auto-manipulation," if ya get my drift. I'm just sayin, not claimin', just sayin'. :-) -- guessin' that's at least part of where those poll answers came from.
      Christopher
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where have you people been ? At 54 years of age, I have recevied ******** dozens of times going down the road. And had intercourse with her back against the steering wheel and the cruise control set, a few times to top that. A little dangerous, a lot of HOT!
        Rob
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Christopher
        Thanks for filling us in on your wet dream scenarios.
          Christopher
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Rob
          If you ever get out of Mommas house, you might get a life and get some too.
      jamesons22
      • 1 Year Ago
      its just a matter of time before all wireless devices are banned behind the wheel .... these people are equal to drunk drivers .... and the insurance companies are getting very hot under the collar from paying Billonsof dollars in wrongfull death verdicts ...... massive fines and jail time ..... is on the way ... just wait !
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jamesons22
        January 1, 2014, it will be the law in Illinois. No cell phone use while driving.
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