Stats on driving risks

A BBC News article reports a survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists into perceived driving risks based on a sample of 700 drivers. The survey finds differences based on gender and age regarding the risks.

  • 60% of women drivers in the sample cited ‘tailgating’ as a major risk compared with 47% of male drivers in the sample
  • 61% vs 44% gender split for finding mobile phone use while driving dangerous
  • 30% of drivers between 17 and 30 cited mobile use as a major risk compared with 50% of the other age groups

The Institute of Advanced Motorists provide a 2 page press release with more details of the survey method and further figures . Its a PDF file for no apparent reason. Good stuff for statistics lessons aimed at adult students who themselves span the age ranges mentioned in the report.

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