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Male drivers present greater risk

MALE company car drivers are far more likely to have an accident than their female counterparts. A new study has revealed that men are at greater risk of being killed in traffic accidents than women.

According to research they drive faster, break the law more often, are more likely to drink before driving and are prepared to drive longer distances without a break. Despite the fact there are now almost as many women company car drivers as men, research has found that women are still less likely to be involved in an accident.

The survey commissioned by the AA Foundation found that young drivers are the worst, but even veteran company motorists can take unnecessary chances. Older male motorists were more likely to drink and drive. All men were found to be far more competitive behind the wheel than women.

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