Men tend to think they are better drivers than women, women on the other hand take offense in this and generally feel it is biased and even Chauvinistic. Have you ever wondered what the truth about this male and female driving issue is? In this blog post we bring you some statistics that you may find enlightening.
What Do Men and Women Think Of Each Genders Driving Abilities
51% Percent of women think that they drive as good as, if not better than men, at least so far as driving safely is concerned. Only 39% of men think men drive more safely than women. So far as automotive knowledge goes there's wall to wall consent that men know more about the mechanics of motorized vehicles and they are more familiar with operating systems and equipment, including those that have to do with safety such as electronic stability control.
Why Women Enjoy Lower Insurance Rates
Many car insurance firms offer lower rates for women drivers. This is testament to the fact that women are less likely to be involved in traffic accidents, however this may be simply due to the fact that women in general drive less than men.
Involvement In Deadly Car Crashes
Men are far more likely to be involved in car crashes which result in loss of lives. This is because they drive faster and speed is a major factor in how severe a traffic accident is. Statistics show that for every 100 million miles men drive 2.5 of them die as opposed to only 1.7 women for the same 100 million miles.
Men are 3.4! times more likely to get a traffic citation as a result of reckless driving which manifests itself in form of violation of traffic regulation (such as running a red light, exceeding speed limits etc.). Women are most definitely less aggressive and more law abiding drivers than men.
Women are Safer Drivers
As the statistics listed above show, women drive more safely than men and ultimately this is the most important issue so far as driving goes. Men may be more technically inclined, they may know more about their cars and, on average, drive greater distances annually but they are more likely to be involved in accidents and the accidents they get into tend to be more severe than those in which women drivers are involved. This is mainly due to the differences in the average speeds in which women and men drive, women tend to drive on average at only 0.8 the speed at which men drive.