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Derbyshire motorists urged to pay more attention to roads

8th January 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Motorists in Derbyshire have been advised to pay full attention to the roads following worrying new statistics.

The Derbyshire Telegraph reported on a study by Direct Line, which used tracking technology to observe drivers' behaviour, discovering that those using sat navs spent 22 per cent of their time focused away from the road.

As well as this, the average motorist spent seven per cent of their time staring at clouds and scenery, while 0.8 per cent of their drive was used to look at adverts.

However, just 0.6 per cent of people's time was used to look at warning signs and a mere two per cent is spent watching oncoming vehicles.

Partnership chairman Mike Ashworth said: "We're urging drivers to give the road 100 per cent of their attention."

During the winter season, it is especially important for motorists to check weather forecasts ahead of their journey, as adverse weather could be approaching.

In the event of dangerous conditions, it may be advisable for journeys to be cancelled.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801518263-ADNFCR


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