Young men most likely to be disqualified from driving

12.00 | 5 August 2014 | | 1 comment

Male drivers aged 20-30 years are the most likely to be disqualified from driving, according to figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

The IAM quotes figures relating to the 12-month period July 2013 to June 2014 which were supplied by the DVLA following a Freedom of Information request.

During the period in question, 92,136 people across the UK were disqualified from driving. Of these, just over a third (31,668) were males aged 20-30 years. In comparison, 4,333 female drivers in this age range were subject to a ban – and less than 15% (13,481) of the total number of banned drivers were females.

In comparison to the 36,001 people aged 20-30 years who were disqualified in the 12 month period, the corresponding figure for drivers in their fifties and sixties were 10,025 and 3,874 respectively.

Simon Best, chief executive of the IAM, said: “These statistics strongly reflect the research we have already carried out in this area – that young males are very much the at risk group when it comes to driving safety.

“We believe targeting the attitudes of these drivers specifically, through advanced training for example, should be a major part of future road safety campaigning.

“Reducing offending in this age bracket would dramatically improve safety on our roads for all road users.”


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    What this report does not detail is the origins of those drivers so banned. What was their country of origin, and more importantly – what kind of driver training/education and testing standards have been experienced and met? An incomplete report from which we can draw few conclusions.

    Derek Reynolds, Salop.
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