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Motorists' death rattle.

MOTORISTS are putting lives at risk by searching for rattles and squeaks inside their cars while driving, a Midland accident watchdog warned last night.

Kevin Clinton, road safety adviser for the Birmingham-based Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, said more than a third of drivers were distracted.

"If they are searching for the source of the sound, drivers are not giving the road their full attention," he warned. "This could lead to any number of accidents.

"You could injure or kill yourself, another driver or pedestrian. It simply is not worth it."
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 19, 2007
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