Male drivers are more likely to risk lives by overtaking blind and speeding on rural roads, according to a survey by Brake and Direct Line.
It is said 24% of males risk the chance of head-on crashes by overtaking blind on country roads, as opposed to 18% for female drivers.
More than four in 10 male drivers admitted to speeding at over 60mph on rural roads.
In 2011, 1,197 people lost their lives on rural roads.
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