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The Makkah daily quoted traffic authorities as saying that eating and drinking behind the steering wheel were, alongside the use of cell phones, among the violations in the category of the driver's preoccupation with other matters that distract focus on the road.
Drivers said changing the CD or music controls in their car was the most likely gadget to distract them, while four in 10 said they were distracted by their sat-nav system and almost a third blamed their mobile phone.
Almost half of those polled said national landmarks such as the proposed White Horse statue in Kent should not be built next to busy roads, as they distract drivers.
Almost half of those polled said that national landmarks such as the proposed white horse statue - dubbed the Angel of the South, in Kent - should not be built next to busy roads as they distract drivers.
It all depends on what they distract you from and what they distract you toward.
Even the one-sentence captions for the photographs are grouped together at the back of the book, so as not to distract from the compelling visual experience.