MOTORISTS have so much fear for their safety that fewer than half would stop to help at an accident if driving alone, an internet poll revealed.
Just 28% of women drivers would assist at a crash when on their own, the carrentals.co.uk survey found. A total of 65% of male drivers would stop to help.
The poll of 1,000 drivers also showed:
* 12% of men but only 0.5% of women would stop to pick up a hitch- hiker;
* 32% of men and 43% of women check inside and outside their car before getting in;
* When driving alone, 70% of women and 37% of men keep their doors locked and their windows rolled up;
* If threatened by an aggressive driver, women are most likely to stop at the first garage or service station or phone police;
* More than 7% of male drivers would stop to confront an aggressive motorist.
Andrew Stevens, managing director of carrentals.co.uk, said:
"We are very pleased to see that so many drivers, both men and women, are aware of security issues. However, it also highlights how bad our roads have become when drivers are afraid to stop and help at an accident if driving alone."