World Cup: Listening to football commentary dangerous for UK drivers?
- Over one in 5 (22%) drivers said football commentary distracts them behind the wheel
- A quarter of drivers who listen to football when driving said they've taken their hand off the wheel to punch the air celebrating a goal
- More than a third of those who listen to sport on the car radio say they feel their stress levels rise as a result.
- Nearly one in five drivers even admit to getting involved with singing and chanting.
Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says:
“While almost 20m watched England beat Sweden and reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 on Saturday, millions were also glued to their radios while on the road.
“With England only one game away from the final, motorists will undoubtedly be on the edge of their driver seats when they listen in to the semi-final against Croatia.
“We recommend when driving and listening to the commentary, England fans pull over if the excitement gets too much and most importantly, when it’s safe to do so. This way, their focus will not be divided between the road and the game and their positive thoughts will no doubt help England get through to the final!”
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