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Sex, swearing and smells - that's the average driver.

GAS-GUZZLING vehicles aren't the only things on the road pumping out noxious fumes - drivers are just as bad, a study has found.

The average driver emits more than 912 pints of gas breaking wind inside a car during his or her lifetime.

The figure is revealed by BBC Top Gear magazine which has compiled a list of statistics to give a profile of the average driver. Among the findings for the December issue, on sale today, are that drivers will have sex in a car six times in their lives.

They will spend around two hours and 14 minutes kissing in their motors, researchers found, and swear or blaspheme 32,025 times behind the wheel. Peckish motorists will each munch through about 21lbs of chocolate.

They will also nod off at the wheel 11 times and jump 181 red lights.

The average driver will also honk the horn 15,250 times in a lifetime and be locked out of the car nine times.

Mr or Ms average driver believes their driving is better than 87 per cent of other drivers and they pay attention to only 35 per cent of road signs.

In a lifetime of trips, the average woman will throw two-thirds of her body weight out of the window as rubbish. Men will throw their entire body weight out.
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Date:Oct 31, 2002
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