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Accidents caused by bad habits 'more common in men'

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Male drivers of approved used cars are more likely to be involved crashes due to bad driving habits than women.

This is according to the latest research from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), which finds that men are twice as likely to be involved in a collision due to "poor behaviour".

When listing reasons for accidents, ten per cent of men citied being careless, reckless or in too much of a hurry, compared to six per cent of women.

In addition, the IAM study showed that travelling too fast for the road conditions is also a more common cause of accidents for men, with seven per cent citing this reason compared to four per cent for women.

IAM chief executive Simon Best says these results show a need to look at the psychology of male drivers.

"The government is moving towards this by introducing driver training for careless driving offences but all drivers should consider training. Driving is a life-long skill that requires life-long learning," he said.
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