Women drivers have long been a mainstay for comics and comic strips, and most men are likely to say they’re better drivers. But a new study suggests you guess again.
The data all point to women as the better drivers, with women getting fewer tickets for reckless driving, winding up with fewer address for driving under the influence and – perhaps most notably – winding up dying in accidents about 50% less often.
If there’s anything that men seem to have a lead in it’s understanding how all the high tech gear in the latest cars are operated, according to the MetLife Auto & Home American Safety Pulse Poll.
“Safety knows no gender,” contends Bill Moore, president of MetLife Auto & Home. “Whether a man or a woman is behind the wheel, an attentive driver remains the most effective deterrent to auto accidents.”
Then, perhaps the statistics show that women are more attentive. Men are involved in reckless driving incidents 3.4 times more often than women and cited for DUI 3.1 times more frequently.