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Dales more distracting than Beckham

Published 16/03/2010 | 11:56

Countryside is more distracting to drivers than David Beckham in his pants, survey finds
Countryside is more distracting to drivers than David Beckham in his pants, survey finds

Beautiful women and lovely countryside are far more distracting to motorists than David Beckham in his underpants, a survey has revealed.

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The injured England star's advert for Armani was only the ninth most distracting thing for drivers in a poll from insurance company Zurich Connect.

Attractive women topped the list of things most likely to put drivers off, with Stonehenge and other heritage sites in second place.

The Yorkshire Dales and other scenic sites were third in the list which also included good-looking men, fast cars and flocks of birds.

Mike Quinton, from Zurich Connect, said: "Surprisingly, the Yorkshire Dales beat David Beckham's pants hands down as roadside eye candy.

"We can only conclude that drivers passing through stunning landscapes need to be especially vigilant if they want to avoid becoming part of the scenery."

The top 10 distractions were: 1. Attractive women; 2. Stonehenge (and other heritage sites); 3. The Yorkshire Dales (and other scenic views); 4. Flocks of birds; 5. Angel of the North (and other art installations); 6. Ferraris and other supercars; 7. Shop window displays; 8. Attractive men; 9. The David Beckham advert for Armani; 10. Roadside graffiti

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