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Today's motoring conviction statistics highlight need for more education, says motor insurer esure

1 November 2007

More young men are being convicted of causing death or bodily harm on UK roads than ever before, the Government has revealed in the annual Motoring Offences and Breath Test statistics (2005) released by the Ministry of Justice, with men aged 17 to 20 being responsible for 107 of the 413 convictions.

According to an analysis of the statistics by esure, over 60 times more young men than young women were convicted of the UK's two most serious driving offences in 2005 ('causing death or bodily harm' and 'dangerous driving'). Male drivers aged 17-20 were responsible for 1,993 of the 6,177 total convictions representing nearly a third (32.2%) of such convictions despite only representing around 3% of the UK driving population. By contrast, the proportion for women of the same age was just 0.5%.

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