11:40 13 April 2013
A recent survey, conducted by Direct Line and road safety charity Brake, has found men may be more dangerous drivers compared to their women counterpart. The survey, which was participated in by 1,000 drivers, revealed that one in four men and one in six women admitted overtaking on blind bends while driving on rural roads.
Twenty per cent of male drivers admitted that this dangerous move has resulted to a near miss. Meanwhile, 50per cent of women said that they were scared to death as passengers when drivers have overtaken recklessly.
Brake spokeswoman Ellen Booth said: "Overtaking dangerously or driving too fast on rural roads puts yourself and others in grave danger, risking needless deaths and injuries.
"Some people kid themselves they can get away with excessive speeds and dangerous manoeuvres, because they know the road.
"Yet driving on rural roads is highly unpredictable, and the consequences of risk-taking often horrendous.
On the other hand, Direct line spokesperson Simon Henrick added: “Drivers should remember that patience is a virtue when it comes to deciding to overtake another vehicle, as it could be a life saver.”
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