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North East drivers 'cavalier' about flooded roads

North East drivers labelled as 'cavalier' about flooded roads Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Drivers in the North East have been labelled the most likely to take dangerous chances when driving on flooded roads, according to a survey.

Phil Rothwell, at the Environment Agency, said: "People die because they've taken risks just to save a few minutes."