Over 85 Percent of Motorists Disqualified from Driving are Men, Study Shows

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According to figures supplied by the U.K.'s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Institute of Advanced Motorists found that male drivers aged 20 - 30 are the most common group to lose their licenses. This result is to be expected considering the young are prone to drive more heedless than mature motorists.
IAM's study informs that a whopping 92,136 British motorists were disqualified from driving in the 12-month period between June 2013 and June 2014. More worringly, 62,000 of the previously mentioned still cannot hop behind the wheel. In the 20 to 30-year-old group, 31,668 males were disqualified as opposed to a mere 4,333 female drivers.

Remember that sexist remark about women being worse drivers than men? Statistically, that doesn't stand up, so you go girls! Just as worrying as the fact presented above, IAM is telling that the age with the greatest number of disqualified drivers is 25. Compared to only 454 females serving a driving ban, 3,294 men have made major errors behind the wheel.

Curiously enough, in the period covered by the study, 230 people under 17 (the legal driving age in the United Kingdom) have been disqualified, including four 12-year olds and four 13-year olds. But the icing on the cake is a 12-year-old girl that lost her right to drive.

Simon Best, chief executive of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, declared: “These statistics strongly reflect the research we have already carried out in this area – that young males are very much the at risk group when it comes to driving safety. Reducing offending in this age bracket would dramatically improve safety on our roads for all road users. It is also of great concern that youngsters not even eligible to hold a provisional licence are being banned at such young ages."
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