We constantly hear about deathly diseases that endanger women. Heart disease. Breast cancer. Diabetes. Yet none of these are the number one cause of death for women under 35—surprisingly, the number one killer is car accidents. While thousands of women pass their driving tests every day, modern lifestyle puts us at a huge risk of getting into a car accident, and even worse, dying from one.
So what’s to blame? Multitasking. The article “The Scary New Truth About Women and Driving,” in the January 2010 issue of Glamour, discusses how women behind the wheel can be easily distracted when they’re doing the seemingly simple things like texting, putting on makeup, changing the music and even reaching for their morning coffee.
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Last modified: December 24, 2009