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Over-confident drivers are most likely to cause accidents

Posted by Ivan on December 1, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Over-confident drivers who pass at the first attempt are likely to describe their driving as "perfect" and are most likely to cause accidents - but less than 1% of South African applicants pass first time.


Although the study noted that those who passed after three attempts were likely to describe their driving as "safe" and "cautious", South African experts said it was impossible to compare UK and South African drivers as the two were worlds apart when it came to testing methods.


Justice Project SA spokesman Howard Dembovsky said UK tests were significantly different to South Africa's.


"The UK scrapped K53 in 1989 and their methodology has changed several times since."


Automobile Association spokesman Layton Beard said it would be difficult to profile drivers because there had been no reliable road-fatality statistics since 2011.

Thanks to: Times Live

Categories: Driving School General, Dangerous Roads

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