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Males more likely to overtake

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.

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Male drivers more likely to overtake blind and speed

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.

The scene of a crash on the A52 in Lincolnshire Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

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