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Many motorists 'eye up drivers'

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Flirty drivers could be risking making a car insurance claim, after a poll showed that many motorists are taking their eyes off the road to eye up other drivers, a poll has shown.

A survey of 3,000 motorists by Autoglass found that 58% admitted to getting distracted and not watching the road after spotting a desirable driver.

The study found that road users indulged in winking, hooting and blowing kisses, while others go for even less subtle options like mooning, holding up signs and sometimes even leaping out of a car to get into another person's vehicle.

Scotland topped the list of most flirty motorists with 30% having eyed up other drivers, according to the poll, followed by motorists from East Anglia and south-east England.

More than a quarter (27%) of 18 to 24-year-olds behind the wheel eye up other drivers compared to only 10% of those over 55.

More than 40% have winked back after spotting the admirer, while one in five have blown kisses in return, and about 11% have given their telephone number to the driver.

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