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.
A shocking two-thirds of drivers would gamble with their safety by driving
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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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