Men more likely to speed on the roads
Male drivers are more likely to speed than women, researchers have found.
Research released by road safety charity Brake found one in three male drivers, compared with one in seven female drivers, admit they drove 35mph or faster in 30mph zones every day or several times a week.
The gender gap was even larger on rural roads.
One in five male drivers, compared with one in 16 female drivers, said they drove faster than 60mph on single carriageway rural roads every day or several times a week.
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Dr Tim Coats, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Leicester, was asked to analyse the findings by the charity. He said: "When it comes to speeding, men are undoubtedly the biggest group of offenders. The Government is right to target its campaigns at men."
The findings are reflected in official offence rates. Eight of 10 drivers found guilty of speeding offences are men according to figures published by the Ministry of Justice.
Along with the Commission for Integrated Transport and the Motorists' Forum, Brake supports the introduction of ISA – satellite-controlled speed technology that limits the speed of a car electronically.