Study finds that men aren’t better drivers than women

Men aren't better than women when it comes to driving

Research has been recently conducted proving that many stereotypes about women being the worst of the two sexes behind the wheel are wrong.

A U.K. insurance company,¬†Elephant.co.uk has provided the new facts. Let’s have a look at what they found:

  • After review of 200,00 insurance claims, it was concluded that the accidents for males under¬† 25 end up costing %15 more than those that women are in.
  • Fatality rates are higher among male drivers.
  • Men’s accidents of all ages cost 6% more than those women are involved in.
  • In the U.K., 1 in every 60 males drivers’ accidents’ involve a fatality, the common tragedies also tend to have severe psychological impact and have cost $2.4 billion, to date.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 13,000 more male than female fatalities from 2009 (no more recent statistics are available)
  • Men from 16-25 more frequently get traffic tickets and are more commonly involved in accidents.
  • Men are a at %77 higher risk of dying in an accident as per TrafficSTATS, a Carnegie Mellon risk analysis study.

The insurance company that conducted this study has also posted videos on YouTube with safe driving tips. These are some startling statistics, so perhaps we call all benefit from them. The study also notes that “Men like to think they are the superior gender” when it comes to driving, yet after reviewing these facts, it appears they are in favor of the ladies.

 

– By: Alexandra Koken

Source: Inside Line