Archive for January, 2011

Who are Better Drivers – Men or Women?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

It is common to hear jokes about women drivers; however, these jokes actually do not speak the truth. In the U.S. there is a reason why women pay less for their auto insurance than men. According to auto insurance studies, women are actually better drivers than men.

Quality Planning, an analytics company, released a study that has confirmed that women have better driving skills than men. The study assessed the different types of vehicle violation codes to find out which gender violated the codes more often. They found that male drivers received more traffic violations than women. Because men violated these laws more than women, they had more vehicle accidents that resulted in expensive damage. These violations include speeding and violation of the passing and yielding law. The study found that men are cited for reckless driving “3.41 more times than women.” Men also receive more violations for DUIs and stop sign/signal violations. As well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that more men than women are killed in die in vehicle crashes each year. Women are more likely to get in a minor accident such as a fender bender.


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