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RoadSafe asks drivers to check their bad habits

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Drivers of new and used cars can easily slip into bad habits when behind the wheel, according to RoadSafe.

The safety group's director Andrew Walsh said that many people have a tendency to push the boundaries when driving, which can lead to problems on the road.

His comments come in response to newly-published research from Santander, which finds that men are twice as likely as women to crash their new and used cars due to being distracted at the wheel.

The financial services provider found that 96 per cent of drivers believe texting at the wheel is the most dangerous activity, yet a fifth have done it.

Mr Walsh explains that while anyone can develop a bad habit, it is the fact that women are, generally speaking, less inclined to take risks that makes them less likely to have an accident.

"Some research has shown that [women] are normally better drivers but are prone to different errors than men - for example signalling left and turning right," he said.

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