According to the AA, of the 2,000 free lessons offered to help nervous, rusty, lapsed and dangerous drivers get back on the road only 22% that took the offer up were men.
Unfortunately official motoring figures suggests that male drivers are twice as likely to have an accident as women.
However, the survey also revealed that young drivers between the ages of 21 - 25 were more likely to sign-up to improve their driving than older motorists.
The importance of further driver training has been compounded following recent figures that showed that 17,478 men were either killed or badly injured on the roads in 2011 – compared to 7,544 women.
The director of the AA - Edmund King has warned motorists not to let pride stop them from improving their driving skills - adding that everyone should aim to become a safer driver, no matter how long they've had their licence. He went on to say that all motorists have a responsibility to make sure that their skills are up-to-date.
Mr King went on to state that men shouldn't let pride get in the way since further training can not only reduce risk but could help reduce car insurance for young drivers as well as premiums for older drivers.
To sign off I’d like to leave you with a few thoughts –
It’s not just learner drivers who need the initial training and it’s important to remember that you never really stop learning after you pass your driving test. No matter how skilled you believe yourself to be behind the wheel there is always room for improvement. So – if you are a newly qualified motorists why not consider a pass plus course – you never know, it might even help bring down the cost of your young drivers insurance…