The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

WHICH of th­ese usual sus­pects is the real men­ace on our roads? Not the tradie, P-plater or the el­derly.

New statis­tics from the Cen­tre for Road Safety re­veal mid­dle aged men are the most dan­ger­ous.

Steve Philp, 42, said he wasn’t sur­prised men his age are re­spon­si­ble for so many crashes.

“Men feel like they’re the great­est driv­ers in the world,” he said. “I ab­so­lutely am at my best (when the fam­ily is in the car) ... I don’t want the wrath of my wife.”

Veron­ica Tan­nous, 19, does not fit the stereo­type of a risk-tak­ing P-plater and says she’s a “very safe and re­spon­si­ble driver”. “I’m very aware of what’s around me and I don’t try to take risks.”

Plumber Jon Tsin­go­lis, 28, sees a lot of bad be­hav­iour in his six days a week on the road.

“I’ve seen mas­sive ac­ci­dents and had peo­ple crash­ing into me. In the morn­ings on the free­way they swerve in and out of traf­fic.”

Gra­ham Huddy, 76, says his driv­ing is “av­er­age” but no longer drives into the city. Velda McGee, 79, also won’t drive in the city due to Syd­ney’s ag­gres­sive driv­ers.

Mean­while mum Natalie Ur­ban, 35, says she’s a con­fi­dent driver and feels happy driv­ing with Max, 18 months, in the car.

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