Dangerous fashion: long fringes put lives on road at risk

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London, Jan 14 (UNI) Eye-skimming celeb styles have always been trendsetters-- from Sadhna cut of the '60s to Kate Moss' latest fringes, but a new study has now warned that women drivers having a hairstyle that can fall in their eyes were just a ''hair's breadth'' from disaster.

In the poll of 1,000 women drivers, nearly half said they never tied their hair back before driving, but only a per cent admitted they had had an accident or a near-miss or made a sudden manoeuvre after their vision was impaired by their hair.

The survey also found nearly three in five women took their hands off the wheel to rearrange their hair or push it off their face.

''Not many women think of their hair as a potential driving distraction but with the latest trends requiring styling round the face and eyes, it's essential we are aware of safety,'' the report warned.


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