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Female Motorists 'less likely to have drink or drug-driving conviction'

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Family car drivers are three times more likely to have a past conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs if they are male, new research has shown.

A survey by MoneySupermarket on car insurance has revealed 95 per cent of drivers do not have such convictions, with only 4.3 per cent of all the offences listed by motorists on policy forms relating to past crimes in these categories.

For men, the rate of drink or drug convictions per thousands quotes is 6.8 per cent, while it is only 2.7 per cent for women.

Responding to the news, chief executive of the Institute of Advanced Motorists Simon Best said: "Motorists Police now use intelligence and public tip offs to catch many drunk drivers so the stereotypical male drinker needs to know that they are being watched and they will be caught."

Road safety charity Brake recently launched its Christmas road safety campaign, emphasising the importance of staying away from drugs while driving, as well as drink.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801502701-ADNFCR

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