How Rotten Bananas Can Affect Your Driving Habits

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Cincinnati natives know that there’s one place in town where everyone rolls up the windows. You guessed it, the Rumpke trash mountain on Colerain Avenue. But it turns out that smelling and driving can be more than just unpleasant. It can be downright dangerous. A British foundation conducted an odor study and discovered that smell is powerful enough to cause overreaction to minor irritations while driving, and can result in a lack of concentration leading to an accident.

On the other hand, the “right” smell in your vehicle (Island Breeze Yankee Candle air freshener, anyone?) can give the driver better focus on the road and more forgiveness of other drivers’ errors.

Do you think smell can have power over your behavior?

For a complete guide to the six bazillion types of air fresheners, and a quite useful chart showing their strengths and weaknesses, click here.

Photo courtesy of Take Down Sports Odor Labs online.