Two thirds of drivers would risk driving through life threatening flood waters

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The Environment Agency has revealed that two thirds of drivers would drive through flood water.

The shocking statistic was taken from a survey of 18,000 drivers conducted by the AA.

Even though driving through flood waters is the number one cause of death during a flood, it seems a lot of drivers still take that risk getting to their destination during extreme weather.

Since 2013, the AA has rescued more than 14,500 drivers from floods.

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The survey also revealed that two thirds of cars driven through flood water are written off and 72% of men would risk driving through dangerous water compared to 60% of women.

The Environment Agency said: “If you find your way blocked by flood water, never take the risk – turn around and find another way.”

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