Survey: UK drivers admit to 'blind' overtaking

Nearly a quarter of male drivers admit to "blind" overtaking while at the wheel, a survey has found.

Almost half (44%) of the men road safety charity Brake and insurance company Direct Line spoke to say they have broken the 60mph speed limit on rural roads.

Twenty four per cent of women also admitted breaking 60mph rural road speed limits Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Responses from 1,000 drivers in the UK showed that 24% of men and 18% of women motorists admitted overtaking when they could not be certain nothing was coming.

Brake senior campaign officer Ellen Booth said: "Overtaking dangerously or driving too fast on rural roads puts yourself and others in grave danger, risking needless deaths and injuries."