survey: May 2011 Archives

275x250.jpgThe average Brit will break the law around 21 times a year, it has been found.

Speeding, eating or drinking while driving and not wearing a seat belt are the most common crimes we commit during our day-to-day lives.
Other car crimes which take place regularly include jumping red lights, parking on double yellow lines and driving someone else's motor without the proper insurance cover.
But it's not just road traffic offences, the study of 3,000 adults revealed that many of us could be found guilty of illegally downloading music, dropping litter, not cleaning up after a pooping dog or smoking in a public place.

Obviously we are whiter-than-white when it comes to abiding by the law... but we'd be curious to know how many law you think you've broken in the last 12 months. Let us know in the comments.

275x250.jpgThe traditional image of an office full of staff wearing smart suits, shirts and ties is a thing of the past, it has emerged.

A study revealed for the first time more than half of the country's office-based employees now wear casual clothes to work.
Less than one in four wear a tie while one in four wear jeans. Incredibly one in six people regularly wear trainers to the office.
The boom in web-based business and a more relaxed generation of bosses is said to be behind the change, which is more prominent in the summer.

Most of the 3,000 workers surveyed admitted they only look smart at work twice a week, though 83% say they make more of an effort if they knew they had a meeting.

275x250.jpgOne in five dads doesn't get home from work before their children go to bed, a study has revealed.

Researchers found long office hours and an arduous commute home means millions of dads miss out on spending quality time with their kids in the evenings.
Worryingly, seven out of ten fathers said the long hours they were working to make ends meet was impacting on the quality of family life.
The study also found seven out of ten dads feel guilty about not being home in time to help out with bathing and bedtime.
It further emerged 1-in-4 dads have argued with their other half about the imbalance of their work-heavy lifestyle… though a 1-in-10 admit that they've stayed late at work to dodge the chores at home.

275x250.jpgMillions of Brits are risking their hearing by listening to music at a volume louder than a pneumatic drill, it's been revealed.

Researchers found one in ten people regularly turn their radio up to a higher volume than a drill on a building site, with another one in six listening to their MP3 player at deafening levels.

One in twenty regularly plug into their music which is more thunderous than a train hurtling past in a station or a car alarm ringing in your ears.

And worryingly, 17 per cent have been left with ringing ears after listening to blaring music for a long period of time.

At least that's what we think the researchers were saying, we couldn't hear they all that well.

275x250.jpgIf you're thinking about spending your Bank Holiday doing a bit of DIY, you might want to reconsider -- DIY disasters cost UK homeowners £2.1 billion a year.

Research found that 24 percent of people have experienced a DIY disaster in the last 12 months which had cost an average of £145 to put right.

And with 60 percent of UK homeowners planning home improvements this spring, today could see millions of pounds worth of damage caused.

42 percent of people said they've caused so much damage by bungling home improvements they wish they’d hired a tradesman before attempting jobs themselves.

So if you've been trying to find an excuse to crack open a beer and sit in the garden, may we suggest you print out this article and pass it to your significant other.

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