So, women are often accused for being horrible drivers compared to men. Well, there is quite possibly some truth in there, but thanks to the wonders of the internet and how we often find the minuscule details we overlook, we’ve found a couple of scientific and statistical research studies that actually prove that women are better drivers than men. Now, let’s not forget that the fact you’re a good driver generally depends on the individual – skills and coordination taken into account, but let’s not forget the various factors that prove just why women are much better drivers than men.
Higher Estrogen Levels
What do you think causes men to be aggressive? That’s a no-brainer – testosterone, of course! Testosterone is known to fuel aggression and risk-taking behaviour, while women on the the other hand, women come with more gentle characteristics. A steady estrogen level contributes to a woman’s motherly instincts, which urges her to protect others including the passengers in the car. Estrogen also leads to longer attention spans and the ability to focus on important things, even when distracted.
Men Are Bigger Risk-Takers On the Road
If you’re trying to overtake a slow-moving truck on the 2-lane road, would you do it even if there’s another steady-moving vehicle in front of the truck? As a woman, you probably wouldn’t. According to insurance companies in the US and the UK, the numbers of rate indicate that 68% of women have clean driving records compared to only 64% of men. Furthermore, women consistently receive lower rates on car insurance. Women are also less likely to receive traffic summons as opposed to men, so we reckon it goes to saying that if we’re not better drivers, at least we’re safer.
Men Break More Traffic Violations Than Women
In a study, it is found that male drivers have 5% more traffic violations that result in accidents, compared to female drivers. By reviewing the driving records of both men and women, it is confirmed that men had about 50% more violation rates than women in reckless driving, driving under the influence, seatbelt violations, speeding, and running stop lights or stop signs.
Men Are More Aggressive and Reckless
A study in New York City found that 80% of serious pedestrian-related accidents were caused by men. Driving in any busy city is hardly safe for anyone of any gender, but results shows that most accidents that killed or seriously injured a pedestrian in New York City involved male drivers. Another disturbing finding showed that men under 64 were also more likely to be struck by a car while walking than women of any age. So, on top of being bad drivers, men are also bad walkers? It feels like us women are being put on a pedestal now.
Source: Drive Steady