Friday 17 November 2017

Paul Melia: No escaping fact that men are much bigger risk on road

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

THERE'S no escaping the fact: male drivers are far more likely to be involved in a fatal or serious collision than female drivers -- which is why they pay more for car insurance.

Men crash their cars more often, make up the bulk of fatalities of all road users and are more likely to engage in reckless and risky behaviour, research shows.

And it's the behaviour of the stereotypical young male driver aged 17 to 24 that dictates why they pay so much more. Young men are seven times more likely to be killed on the roads, despite representing just 6pc of all drivers.

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