February 14th is a date that all hopeless romantics will always be drawn to, and this year Valentine’s Day marked the release of a new study that highlights something we’ve known for a long time: that being a good driver is a highly-attractive trait.
The research by IAM RoadSmart shows that four out of five women and half of all men are turned off by bad driving.
It also revealed the top behaviours that people respond negatively to, including illegal overtaking, bad parking, road rage, texting while driving, taking selfies at the wheel and (perhaps most disturbingly) driving the wrong way around roundabouts.
Responding to the study, behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings stated: “There is no doubt that across the board most candidates, and nearly all of the women, found bad driving to be a turn-off.”
Motorists keen to impress their better half this Valentine’s Day should therefore remember the importance of safe driving, as this could be the key to a long and happy relationship.
Natalie Brinkley, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: “It’s unsurprising that being a better driver proves a highly attractive trait to many; we’d like to think that safe driving is sexy, at least you know you’ll reach that perfect dinner reservation in one piece!”
Posted on 14th February 2017
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