Odours Affect Driving Ability

A study conducted by the Royal Automobile Club Foundation (hence the British spelling in the title) suggests that the smells in a car could be to blame for speeding, road rage and serious accidents.

As motorcyclist we're exposed to roadside odours all the time. Might the different smells affect the way we ride?

Conrad King, the RAC Foundation's consultant psychologist who carried out the research review, said: "More than any other sense, the sense of smell circumnavigates the logical part of the brain and acts on the limbic and emotional systems."

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