At-work drivers pose tailgating threat
At-work drivers are more likely to tailgate and speed on motorways and in towns than other drivers, according to research by the national road safety charity Brake.
The research indicates that the majority of at-work drivers feel pressurised to get somewhere fast. 61% admit leaving less than a two-second gap between their vehicle and the vehicle in front, compared to 40% of other drivers.
And 74% admit speeding at 80mph or more on motorways, compared to 49% of other drivers. More than 77% admit driving at 35mph in a 30mph limit, compared to 62% of other drivers.
Cathy Keeler, head of campaigns for Brake, says: “It’s horrifying that so many drivers admit breaking such basic road rules, especially when they drive for work. Work pressures are no excuse for impatient and aggressive driving.”
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