DRIVERS are as much distracted by "old technology" as by new gadgets, according to a survey.
Adult passengers, twiddling with the radio and children in the car were the main distractions causing either a near-miss or an accident, the poll of more than 18,000 motorists found.
These three distractions came ahead of operating the sat-nav and talking on a mobile phone as the biggest reasons for lack of driver attention.
Other distractions included eating a sandwich, having a tea or a soft drink, texting and emailing.
Nearly all (87%) of those quizzed in the AA/Populus poll accepted it was a driver's sole responsibility to ensure that new technology did not cause distractions at the wheel.
The AA cited Government statistics for 2012 showing that driver distraction contributed to 88 deaths.