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Is driving at work dangerous?
Very. Driving long distances (around 25,000 miles a year) is the third most dangerous occupation in the UK, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
RoSPA estimates, based on official accident-at-work statistics, show that:
- anyone usually driving 25,000 miles a year stands a one in 8,000 chance of being killed;
- this amount of driving is almost as risky as working down a coal mine, where there is a one in 7,100 chance of suffering a fatality each year; and
- there is a higher chance of being killed at the wheel of a car than being killed working on a building site.