LONDON (Reuters) – Driving badly? then ditch the fast food and reach for the mints.

Different odors affect the way motorists drive, with fast food scents likely to increase road rage potential and other smells — like peppermint — deemed to improve concentration, the RAC Foundation motoring organization said Friday.

“More than any other sense, the sense of smell circumnavigates the logical part of the brain,” the RAC Foundation’s consultant psychologist, Conrad King, said.

“This is why the smell of perfume can turn men into gibbering idiots, the smell of baking bread can destroy the best intentions of a dieter and the smell of baby powder can make a child averse individual quite broody,” he said in a statement.

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