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More Than a Quarter of Male Drivers Admit to Driving Over 100 MPH

Over a quarter of British male drivers have admitted to driving over 100 mph, more than three times the rate of female drivers, according to a new survey. Road safety charity Brake published the survey results on Monday to mark this year’s Road Safety Week campaign, which is themed “No Need To Speed.” Among the 2008 drivers surveyed, 28 percent of male drivers admitted to having driven above 100 mph, while only 9 percent of female drivers admitted to the same. Edmund King, president of the AA, said it’s probably because male drivers are over-confident of their skills. “Boy racers think they are better than the average driver and are less likely to think about chances of being killed in a crash compared to their female counterparts,” King told The Telegraph. King said men are also involved in almost three times as many road deaths. “Various studies have found that it’s possible …