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13% of men 'do not have licence'

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A new survey has revealed that a total of 13% of British men do not have a driving licence.

During the poll conducted by ibuyeco, a third of those who do not get behind the wheel said they never learned to drive because lessons are expensive.

A fifth admitted that they felt under pressure to learn driving, as men are generally thought to know how to drive, with 44% of women surveyed saying they expected a man to have a licence.

The poll of 2,126 adults showed a third of men who do not have a licence believed they did not need to drive, while a fifth said they did not enjoy driving.

More than a quarter of men considered men to be better drivers than women, with only 5% of women disagreeing with the statement.

Nearly a quarter of women said they found it odd if a man could not drive and 7% said they think less of a man if he does not drive.

Ibuyeco head Lucy Bailey said: "Our research shows that times - and men's attitudes to driving - are changing. All the same, it seems that some things never change.

"The old cliches of men being better drivers still stand and women think it odd if a man can't drive."

© Press Association 2009