FAST WOMEN; Females Are New Menace on Roads
Byline: By Peter Woodman
WOMEN are emerging as the fastest and most ferocious drivers on Britain's roads.
Research has shown that they are driving faster and collecting more tickets for speeding and dangerous driving than ever before.
And impatient women behind the wheel are just as prepared to tailgate, sound the horn, mouth off and stick up their fingers as the men.
A new study reveals that women show high levels of hostility, sensation-seeking and competitiveness.
Psychology professor John Houston said: 'Men are not necessarily the biggest threat on the roads. Women don't seem to be following the rules any more.
' We were surprised b y our findings - they may have been the more cautious drivers in the past but that is no longer true.'
The latest Home Office figures support the findings. The number of women getting traffic convictions, including speeding, has risen by 50 per cent in the last eight years.
They also clocked up more drink driving bans, more parking tickets and more fines for ignoring traffic signs and pedestrians' rights. …