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Why Female Motorists Are Wary of Bad Drivers

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New research with UK road users has found that female motorists’ main gripe when driving is with bad drivers. The figures from a survey by cost comparison site, Quote Goat. It revealed that 42% of female motorists deem bad drivers as their biggest distraction from a list of contributory factors.

The research surveyed 1,500 consumers between the ages of 18 – 65, asking what they consider to be the biggest driving risk. The responses revealed that the risk of bad drivers is most prevalent for female motorists between the ages of 55 – 64.

Their concerns could be well-founded with a reported 77% of traffic accidents being the result of driver error in the UK.

When incorporating the responses of both male and female respondents, the use of mobile phones was considered the greatest driving risk [42%], with bad road users in a close second place [40%].  Other driving risks identified were bad weather [22%], other passengers [13%] and the use of Satnavs [6%].

The research also found that young drivers between the ages of 18-24 deemed other passengers, bad weather, and loud music as the top driving distractions.

On discussing the results, Founder and Managing Director of Quote Goat, Michael Foote, said: “Driving distractions have been a hot topic of late, following Prince Philip’s recent road accident and debate as to whether elderly drivers should have to re-take their driving test following a specific age.”

“Our latest consumer survey reveals a growing concern for how others drive on the roads, with ‘bad drivers’ considered the greatest risk for many motorists across all age categories. Thanks to tools like Dashcams, however, more and more bad road users are being caught, ensuring that innocent drivers involved in road incidents do not face a hike in insurance costs as a result.”

For more info, visit: www.quotegoat.com

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