Senior male managers 'more likely to break road law'
More than half of men questioned for a new poll admitted to breaking the law when driving for work purposes.
The survey, carried out by YouGov for health and safety firm Croner, revealed that 55 per cent of male road users confess to having knowingly broken the speed limit when driving for work purposes.
As many as one in ten say that they have, or may have, driven on business grounds while over the legal alcohol limit.
This compared to only 38 per cent of females who said they had broken the speed limit and only one per cent who said they had or may have driven over the alcohol limit when driving for work.
While women and young people were often accused of being the worst drivers, the statistics showed it was more likely to be a senior male manager that would break the law than a junior member of staff, said safety technical manager at Croner, Nasar Farooq.
He also warned employers not to be fooled into thinking that they were only responsible for employees driving company cars, as safety law covered any vehicle used for work purposes.
"We are alerting employers to ensure their staff understand the rules over work driving before they get behind the wheel this Christmas," he said.