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Nearly 95,000 drivers disqualified over the last 12 months

93,952 drivers were banned from driving over the last 12 months, according to DVLA figures obtained by a Freedom of Information request. That’s about the population of the UK city of Bath in 2011.

The results show that most of those driving bans were handed to drivers aged between 26 and 35, represeenting 28 per cent of the total. The under-25 bracket, which is usually assumed to be the most dangerous on UK roads, accounted for 19 per cent.

Meanwhile those aged 17, who have just passed their test, accounted for only one per cent of all driving bans, suggesting young drivers are getting safer or simply want to preserve their freedom.

Men were significantly more likely to end their driving career prematurely with dangerous driving, according to the ASUS-sourced figures. In fact, men represented 86 per cent of all bans (80,647 bans) compared with 14 per cent for females (13,305).

The DVLA figures also reveal the fact women are safer drivers than men (or perhaps drive fewer miles), with men involved in 113,066 accidents in 2014 compared with 69,245 accidents for women.

Asus UK country manager Jon Parmar said: “The reality is that six per cent of banned licenses in the last 12 months were due specifically to dangerous or careless driving – that is six per cent too much. It’s important that drivers take the time out to review the way they are driving, becoming more aware of sticking to speed limits and simply driving more carefully.”

Asus commissioned the research to coincide with the launch of its Reco Classic Car Cam, which is designed to capture your journeys so it can be used as video evidence to prove you weren’t at fault in the event of an accident.

We have yet to give the Reco Classic Car Cam a test, but Asus products are usually reliable. It is available to order now from Amazon, now priced at £99.99, and will be in stock on the 9th of December 2015.

Highlights include full HD 1,920×1,080 pixel recording at 30 frames per second, 140-degree wide view angle lens and ‘G-sensor triggers’ that can detect an emergency and will store the footage of the incident in a separate file.

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