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HR Update: 50% could be unfit to drive

Date: 14 August 2009

Half of UK drivers could be unfit to drive, according to research from Kia. The manufacturer retested 26 experienced drivers and recorded a 50% failure rate, half of which failed for a dangerous driving offence that meant instant disqualification. Tested by Blue School of Motoring, the candidates' three most popular offences were undue hesitation at junctions, speeding, especially in built-up areas and poor road positioning.

"All of the candidates demonstrated faults in their driving that could compromise their own safety and that of other road users at some point during their test," said Damien Burke of Blue. The general trend among first time drivers show that boys are overconfident and frequently pulled up for speeding whereas girls are more intelligent drivers on the whole but do collect fault marks for hesitation. Despite many years behind the wheel, our experienced drivers demonstrated the same gender-specific flaws."