Leading Car Rental Site Advises Drivers Not to Use Video iPods

Lightwater, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 17, 2009 -- • Survey shows 1 in 3 drivers use video iPod or DVD player while driving • Research reveals 1 in 5 drivers seen accidents or careless driving by drivers watching movies

Top car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has announced research results which show a worrying new trend on the UK’s roads. Many people now risk accidents by watching videos on their iPods while driving.

The car hire company’s survey showed that as many as 1 in 3 drivers have seen fellow road users watching videos either on an iPod or DVD player while in charge of their vehicle, showing the increase in portable technology use in cars.

Results also revealed that 1 in 5 drivers have seen or observed accidents or careless driving from other drivers watching videos, thereby showing what a danger it can be.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of car hire website Carrentals.co.uk, says: “People know all about the most common road dangers like drink driving or driving when you are too tired, but this one was a surprise. Our research shows that driving while watching videos is more common than anybody thought and people need to be aware of the risks.”

“One respondent fed back about seeing a driver driving along with a video iPod taped to the steering wheel. It beggars belief that any driver would think that this was a way to be in control of their vehicle.”

Carrentals.co.uk won the title of Best Car Hire Website at the 2008 Travolution awards and compares deals from over 35 top name rental providers including Alamo, Budget, Holiday Autos, and Thrifty.

For further detail visit http://www.Carrentals.co.uk

About Carrentals.co.uk

Carrentals.co.uk was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK's leading online car hire companies by 2006.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 35 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Budget, EasyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards. To book or for further information visit http://www.carrentals.co.uk

Media Contact Carrentals.co.uk
Rachel Builder & Debbie Williams
T: 01625 511966

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Press Release Submitted On: September 17, 2009 at 8:26 am
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