The age-old argument that women are not good drivers may have to take a back seat. A study conducted by an online insurance group found that women are statistically better drivers than men. The study focused on accidents and traffic violations.
The results concluded that in many driving violations, including failure to yield, not wearing a seatbelt, speeding and reckless driving, men were guilty more often than women. Male drivers also outranked female drivers with a 3.08 to 1 ratio when it came to driving while intoxicated.
“As a man, it’s tough to admit,” 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com CEO James Shaffer says, “but if you look at the statistics, females are better drivers…by a long shot! It’s almost scary how bad the average American man is at driving. Blame it on whatever you want – high testosterone, higher propensity to take risks, or higher levels of aggression, but the fact remains – men simply make too many mistakes behind the wheel.”
The study also revealed that male drivers are more likely to exude risky behavior when it comes to driving motorcycles and bicycles due to failure to yield and driving at excessive speeds. Unfortunately, 80 percent of all serious car accidents are caused by male drivers. Some argue that the statistics are skewed because men drive more miles and longer distances than women. Whatever the case may be, everyone needs to focus on being a safe and non-distracted driver.
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