Though men might have a tendency to get ready in the car, there is no doubt that it’s a practice that is adopted primarily by the female race. Men don’t have an extensive beauty routine like women do. If they’re running late, it doesn’t really matter because they can literally roll out of bed, throw on some clothes and be on their way. The only thing they have to worry about is their hair-which to be fair is one thing they might have a habit of doing in the car on the way to work, who knows?
For women, however, the urge to complete your beauty routine on the road is strong. Some women are efficient and can get ready in no time at all, others have too much going on and like to take their time. If a women has the choice between doing her hair before she leaves or her makeup, the hair wins over. It’s much easier to apply makeup in the car than it is to do your hair.
WIth this being said, getting ready in the car is a habit that shouldn’t exist. For one, it’s illegal. For two, every time you pull a mascara wand out of it’s holder and bring it to your eyeball you’re not only risking losing your eye in case of a freak attack or car accident, you’re driving distracted. Here are specific ways your habit of getting ready in the car is putting you at risk:
It Will Be Your Fault
In the sad instance you should get in a car accident because you’re doing your makeup or getting dressed, or doing your hair while you’re on the road, it will be your fault. Whatever damages there are, they’re now put on you. You don’t want to be accountable for taking somebody else’s life because you wanted to do your eyebrows on the way to work. That might sound extreme to you, but you just never know.
You Risk Your Livelihood
When you drive distracted because you’re getting ready on the road, you’re not only putting your life and the life of others at risk, you’re risking your personal livelihood. If you get in an accident and your car is totaled, you might not be able to get to work. No work means no money, which means that you don’t eat and maybe you even end up homeless and living on the streets. It’s a fast track to losing everything.
Everything boils down to the fact that if you get in an accident, you have the chance of getting screwed over and everything could change. Looking pretty is not worth the vast amount of things you’re putting on the line. A guilty conscience, a wrecked car, a lawsuit, a messed up back, an injured eye, and a million other things are on the line. It’s not worth the risk.