Research commissioned by an insurance company, which covers female drivers, has found that a high percentage of male drivers have problems concentrating during the hot weather. One of the main reasons given for a lapse in concentration was apparently women walking around in revealing outfits.
Researchers questioned more than 1,300 people and found that nearly 30 percent of the men who responded admitted to taking their eyes off the road when a woman in a skimpy outfit walked by. Men also admitted that the hot weather caused them to get frustrated and angry more easily with just over 20 per cent saying they were more prone to being aggressive while driving a vehicle in the summer.
Behavioural scientist, Donna Dawson, explained that in a confined space such as a car, testosterone levels can quickly increase causing men to become frustrated. She added that men were also more likely to display that frustration through aggressive behaviour. She went on to say that because men were easily distracted, posters of half naked models and attractive women walking around in summer outfits did not help.
Between June and August last year men made 16 per cent more insurance claims than women, according to Sheilas’ Wheels, the insurance company responsible for the research. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the survey showed that women were less prone to getting angry when behind the wheel and far less easily distracted by men in their summer outfits.
Only three per cent of the women who responded to the survey admitted that men in their summer clothes had ever caused them to be take their attention off the road.