The US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is an avid activist against the "deadly epidemic" of distracted driving. The Danish mobile phone headset company Jabra published survey results on May 27 showing how drivers are constantly distracted.

Jabra surveyed North Americans, Europeans and Asians, learning that people do a lot of odd things while driving, including:

72% admitted to eating food regularly
29% of respondents admitted to kissing others
15% said they had sex or [performed] other sexual acts 
28% confirmed they text
25% admitted to changing clothes
5% have shaved
25 % admitted to styling their hair or changing clothes while the car is in motion
13% reported they apply makeup
10% also reported reading newspapers or magazines
5% confessed to playing video games
12% admitted to writing or reading emails

According to, a US insurance information site, there are three especially dangerous food groups to avoid on the road: hot, greasy and gooey. Hot, best exemplified when a woman drove into an Oregon river on May 30 while adding sugar to her coffee.

Jonas Forsberg of GN Netcom which owns Jabra told tech magazine Wired, "the results of our survey show that so many people are distracted and doing other things while on the road -- even though they know the consequences that can occur. We hope that people will soon understand the implications of these bad behaviors and will change their own behavior accordingly."

"It is truly unbelievable what people are doing while driving," said Forsberg. In March, a Floridian crashed while attempting to shave her bikini line en route to visit her boyfriend with her ex-husband (where to begin). The highway trooper on the scene Gary Dunick said to news station, "If I wasn't there, I wouldn't have believed it. About 10 years ago I stopped a guy in the exact same spot ... who had three or four syringes sticking out of his arm. It was just surreal and I thought, 'Nothing will ever beat this.' Well, this takes it."

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