Study Reveals Which Gender is Likely to Drive More Reckless
The unending battle of “who is better” moves onto to the driving battleground: Who are better drivers, men or women? The most recent study on the matter looked at a gender-specific comparison of traffic violations, accidents, and auto insurance costs. Contrary to what men might believe, the comparison shows that women are better drivers in nearly every category, including reckless driving, failure to yield, seat belt violations, and speeding. The study’s findings reveal that men are responsible for nearly 80% of all fatal and serious automobile crashes, and women are 27% less likely than men to cause auto accidents. Male DUI drivers outnumber females by 3-1. This study is by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute. It also reports more men than women die each year in car crashes. In crashes of equal severity, however, females are more likely than males to be killed or injured, perhaps because they are in the passenger seat?