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Men 'more likely to pass driving test'

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Males are 6.4% more likely than females to pass their practical driving test, but are also deemed a bigger risk to road safety after passing, according to a report.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) analysed pass rates from the Department for Transport for the 2011-12 financial year and found that men are three times more likely to be killed or seriously injured in the weeks and months after passing.

The biggest gender gaps for test passes were reported in Heaton, Bradford, where 39% of men passed their test compared to 26% of women, while males in Wolverhampton were 12.6% more likely to pass than females.

Simon Best, chief executive of the IAM, said: "As men make up the majority of drivers, a slight variation in figures can be expected. However, these figures suggest something is going wrong with the way we teach new drivers to cope with risk on the road.

"Unless we can crack the gender problem in road safety, young men will continue to die in higher numbers.

"These findings must be used to inform research to find out why pass rates and causes of fatal car accidents vary so much between men and women."

published: 11/09/2012


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