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Back seat drivers to blame

If you've got passengers in your car, 60 percent of us are more likely to have an accident, according to a new study on driving habits.

And of those passengers, it's the ones in the back seat that are the real trouble makers. The Driver Distraction study showed that one in seven motorists have had an accident or near miss due to being distracted by someone sitting behind them.

The survey found that 51 percent of us have got angry behind the wheel as a result of back seat drivers, while 40 percent reported that they had felt anxious, with some even having been driven to tears (boom boom).

So now maybe insurance companies will start asking you about how many passengers you are likely to ferry about when deciding your premium. A bit more rational than asking you, as they do now, whether you're married or not.

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