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Male Drivers are More Likely to be Disqualified

Posted in General News on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Statistics from the DVLA show that male drivers are six times more likely than female drivers to receive a driving ban. 400,000 men have been disqualified from driving over the past four years compared to 66,272 women. Younger men are at the greatest risk with 26 year olds being the most likely to receive a driving ban. The statistics show that 18,000 26 year old men have been disqualified over the past four years compared to less than 2,000 men over the age of 60. In addition to this, the DVLA’s statistics indicate that men are 23 times more likely than women to be disqualified for dangerous driving. Since 2014 male drivers have accounted for 20,209 cases of dangerous driving whereas female drivers only accounted for 855. When it comes to drug driving men are 15 times more likely to have received a driving ban for committing this offence.  28,500 men were barred for drug driving over the four year period as opposed to just 1,866 women. Finally male drivers are also three times more likely to be disqualified for drink driving, 150,107 men have been disqualified for this reason since 2014 compared to 34,918 women. Pete Williams from the RAC said: “The total number of drivers disqualified is pretty astonishing, but many won't be surprised that men make up a significantly greater proportion than women.” With this in mind, the road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has urged the government to prioritise young males in its efforts to promote road safety.

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Norman Keedwell

Wednesday, October, 3rd, 2018

The main reason is that Men still drive a lot more than women. More men drive as part of their work where there are time limits on them, then there is the equality issue women will more often get a warning rather than a fine and points