Motorists 'most alert on Mondays'
Published 04/09/2011 | 11:21
Motorists might moan about Mondays but it is the day when they are at their most alert as drivers, it has been revealed.
The start of the working week is the time drivers give most care and attention to the road, a survey by Kia Motors showed.
Those looking for safe journeys would do well to avoid Thursdays as the poll showed that was the day when drivers were at their most relaxed.
The survey of 2,000 UK motorists also showed that only 1% of drivers reckoned they drove well after 9pm.
On average, motorists were distracted 1.84 times a day at the wheel, with 45% getting annoyed at bad driving by others and 27% finding that talking to passengers was a distraction.
As many as 24% confessed to being distracted when spotting attractive pedestrians, with men being twice as likely as women to take their eyes off the wheel when passing somebody appealing.
It may be just as well that the UK has had one of its poorer summers as the survey showed that 14% of motorists admitting to driving poorly when the sun was out, with 61% getting hot and flustered in the heat.