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Driving Ban More Likely For Men

Driving Ban More Likely For Men


Men are six times more likely than women to be disqualified from driving, new research has shown

Men six times more likely to be banned from driving than women

More than 400,000 drivers have had their licences revoked over the past four years, contrasting the 66,272 women who have been banned from driving over the same period, new data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) shows.

Men are also 15 times more likely to receive a ban for drug-driving than women, with 28,500 cases compared to 1,866.

Drink-driving remains an issue regardless of gender, but again, men are the more frequent offenders – with 150,107 disqualified for the offence against 34,913 women.

Rodney Kumar, spokesman for UK road safety charity IAM RoadSmart, said:

These findings strongly back up our research and that of the Government, which shows we need a targeted approach aimed at the biggest ‘at risk’ group in the UK when it comes to road crashes – that is young men in their early to mid-twenties.

“If we are to make any inroads into significantly reducing the numbers of people killed or injured on our roads, we need to directly influence this group through re-education on attitudes from an early age, backed up by zero tolerance in enforcement to stop them in their tracks and make them realise bad driving just isn’t worth it.”

Men were also found to be 16 times more likely to attempt to drive while banned, the data found.

The age at which men were most frequently disqualified is 26, while the common age for women to be disqualified was three years older at 29.

Drive safely everyone!



*The difference between the sexes emerged after a Freedom of Information request was submitted by eye care specialists Feel Good Contacts