Video: Does listening to your team on the radio ruin your driving?
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Football fans who listen to their team on the radio while driving suffer effects that hinder their driving, according to an insurer. More Than found that seven million motorists get symptoms including sudden heart rate increases, decreased levels of concentration, sweaty hands and mild feelings of nausea when listening to matches on the radio.
They took a Liverpool fan out on the road during last week’s defeat to Chelsea to put the findings to the test.
David Rose from the Football Supporters Federation said: “This piece of research has drawn attention to an issue millions of football fans can associate with – the problem is the vast majority don’t realise just how dangerous it can be.
“We know that tension runs high at the business end of the season but our number one focus is the welfare and safety of supporters – for that reason we urge everyone to take heed of these figures.”
Apparently, Chelsea fans suffer final score syndrome worse than most, with 64 per cent reporting symptoms. Manchester United supporters are slightly safer drivers during squeaky bum time – only 46 per cent claimed they experienced difficulties.