Women shouldn't drive

Well, no comments...

Or should they...

It is a well known fact that there is a huge debate going on regarding who are better drivers. Men or women.

I just had an issue with my mother in-law. You see, she had a little car trouble or mishap if we can call it, and all the male family members had something to say about female drivers.

"Women this, they drive like that, they bla, bla, bla...

My ex use to work at a short term insurance house and she always said that their figures show that women has a better track record compared to men. Well, I thought that I'm going to investigate this myth, add a little humor to it, and see what comes from it.

I'm still of the opinion that we are better drivers than women, but the statistics tell another tale. I must add that these figures are to car related accidents and in no way portray the fact that women are better drivers.

Men are better drivers, women are just more causious...

And yet more...

And a few facts...

It's not that easy to find axact and up to date stats globally. The best up to date figures were from the US, 2007, and I thought I'll use that as the majority of hubbers are Amarican.

The death toll on American roads estimates to 40 000 annually. These are drivers, passengers and pedestrians added together. The cost related runs into millions of dolars, estimated a staggering $720 000.00.

Motor vehicle accidents is the leading cause of death for Americans aged between 3 an 33 since 2002.

According to the US government, the size of your car play a role in your safety. Meaning, the larger your car is, the less risk of driver fatality, thus, the smaller your car is the chances are greater that your risk is to a fatal car crash. Does that make sence....

They also reckon that SUV's and pik-up's have a greater risk in fatal accidents that sedan cars with the same approxomate weight. This is even more weirder, I think.

Another lower risk factor is newer or modern vehicles with ESC(electronic stability control).

This was just a quick overview...

Something hangin from the car...

DUI...

80% of all drunk driving are from drinking beer.

30% of Americans will be in a drunk driving accident at some point in time.

51% of all fatal accidents happen over week-ends.

1.35 Male deaths occur, compared to .77 female drivers over a 100 million miles driven.

Males are 77% more likely to die in car accidents than women.

Elderly women are 60% more prone to a fatal accident than a 16year old boy.

Ederly women are 5 times more likely to die on the road, even as passengers.

16 to 23 year old males are 4 times more likely to die compared to more mature drivers.

40 and 50 year olds have the least likely to die in a car accident.

Infants and children up to 4 years are the least likely to die in fatal accidents.

Elevated risks for male drivers are speeding and drinking and driving.

Motorcycle drivers are 32% more prone to death than passenger car passengers or drivers.

Male fataities are much higher than female's. However, men do about 60-65% more driving than women. Women tend to do shorter trips and they have a gretaer number of minor accidents.

Men are still 70% more likely to be in a serious or fatal accident.

Men vs women...

Deadliest days to drive...

25 years of reasearch stats show that the following days are the deadliest to be driving... In order of deadliest. Interresting...

4th July

3rd July

23rd December

24th December

22nd December

3rd August

1st January

1st September

2nd September

4th August.

 

Highway... Funny

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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Well, of course women are better drivers, they speed less are less aggresive and less likely to drive drunk. And you have to admire the creativity of the women in the first video, especially the clever gal who used her car as a gangplank.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Well rats, I just passed the 40-50 women's category. Rats.  My ins agent says women, esp younger, get into more fender-benders and males that age get into fewer accidents overall, but the ones they do have are worse.  That said, I've been in more accidents in the last 4 years, than any in my life. 1 and only ever 1 was my fault, blind corner, truck had no brake lights..yeah yeah.. So I've filled my lifetime quota and I'm done.. However, only 1 speeding ticket, when I was 16!

The women around here are equally aggressive drivers as men and are usually on their cells at that time.


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frogdropping 7 years ago

All Men - Good job I'm a guy ... tcha ... wimmin drivers eh ;)


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mejane 7 years ago from Jacksonville Beach

That last video is a hoot!! LOL!


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Dolores, I dont know about that but it seems like its true.

Candy, dpnt worry, me too. 40-50. so were fine.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Frog, all men, ish, not to sure bout that.

jane, Imagine that.


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C.Ferreira 7 years ago from Rutland, VT

Men may have more serious accidents, but when I see stupid things happening on the road....the majority of the time it is a woman or and old person!

My girlfriend getts so mad at me when I point out all the female mistakes, but she can't argue back when its true!

Don't be mad ladies!


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

true, and they can carry on and on and on...


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Now you know we are better drivers, how many of us give the finger or start screaming at someone on the highways and byways? However I do have to say both male and female can exceed the speed. lololo :)


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Yeah!!! but you know women cant do 3 things at once. was gonna say 4 but then were stretching it too far. I.E.

Drive, talk on cell and show middle finger. Impossible. 2 actions are hard enough already... LOL

Now i'm stirring the bee-hive... darn, i tried to spell Bee-hive 3 times and still not sure its correctly spelled.


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BetsyIckes 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

Umm... As much as I hate to admit it, when I was 16 I got my Ford Mustang stuck on some railroad tracks! At least it was crossway. I can see another hub in the making- Why 16 year old girls shouldn't drive! LOL


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

16 and a mustang, i'm begining to like yo a whole lot better.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

You are silly , women can do many things in a vehicle but giving the finger isn't one of them. lolololo :)


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

There's no controversy here, MaD. Women are better hands down.

My husband has more tickets and accidents on his record than I do, and I'm the one who thinks a speed limit is only a suggestion. I have NEVER been in an accident that was my fault or avoidable on my part. I'm pretty good at spotting a cop (even the unmarked ones) and maeuvering so that if he does pick me up on radar, another car around me gets pinned for it. I know it's not nice, but it keeps my insurance rates down.

However, there was that one time in Driver's Ed when I broke the rear wheel axel.......


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BetsyIckes 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

Yeah I was into cars back in the day, but still doesn't make me a better driver LOL


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feeweewv 7 years ago from Between A Dream And Reality

Ok, I saw the title, my first thought, OH NO HE DIDN"T.... Pauli, I think (know) women are better drivers. We may have more "little" incidents, but men make them count. LOL :) nice to see a new hub from you :)


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Laughing mon broke the rear axle, betsy drives a mustang and not a better driver, that says it all.

Fee, we make them count so girls can alk about it, right.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

He, he, he....There is everywhere in the world more men on the road, then women. Because of this ratio, and crowded roads, I do not drive. Just in case.

Anyhow, every man is very convinced that is better driver then woman, so I expect that man who drives me to prove that. In case you hear  me screaming "stop now" while trying to escape from running vehicle, you can know that guy did not pass the test ...what happened more then once.

If it is up to me, more then 90% of drivers would not be allowed to drive, because of the following reasons: alcohol, drugs, medicines, nervousness,panicking, using cell phone while driving, lack of concentration, aggressiveness towards the other drivers, lack of tolerance towards the other drivers, speeding when this is not appropriate to do, hating other drivers etc.etc.  


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I am a bit worried about some of those figures---- "Males are 77% more likely to die in car accidents than women.Elderly women are 60% more prone to a fatal accident than a 16year old boy.Ederly women are 5 times more likely to die on the road, even as passengers.

I don't drive but it would seem now I am getting older I may still die on the roads, god forbid lol


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bspilner 7 years ago from Altanta, Ga.

I think it really just comes down to the individual driver.  I've seen excellent male drivers and I've seen excellent female drivers.  I've also seen horrible male drivers and horrible female drivers.  I would never make the assumption that someone is a good or bad driver based on their sex alone. 


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artfuldodger 7 years ago from Earth

i believe i'll have to go with mr. ferriera on this. guys are more likely to drive wasted and do boneheaded things. when i think back on my high school days a few years ago, im actually shocked im still alive. but many just plain idiotic fender benders are caused by women. for the most part it all varies from person. i know plenty of girls that are better and safer drivers than most of my dude friends


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Tx every one for your input, most of you agree and I have to agree with you, it depends on the individual, but, the conception is that men are better drivers coz we do most of the driving, that true.

But in the history of the auto mobile, the worst ever accidents were caused by men, we think masculinity automatically qualifies us as better drivers, wich is a big myth.

Yes men do more daring and stupid things with cars, i can recall many horrific things I have done too. Justby grace of God that I'm still alive.


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Funny, funny, funny man. ;D and I liked that clip, saw it on failblog!

"axact".."ameracan.." nice accent. ;D


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

I was cracking myself when I saw that, I can imagine how shit scared I'll be LOL


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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

That first video is disabled but the others are a crack up. I had to play the airplane experience three times for my husband and daughter. Good one, lol.


Iðunn 7 years ago

interesting hub but as you noted, women have fewer accidents because they are more cautious. I think possibly you could say women are more annoying drivers. hehe


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

As a qualified double decker bus driver (PCV), I am confident in saying that women are far safer drivers than men, (and believe me, I worked with several hundred male drivers!!!). :)


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

xD enjoyed immensely.


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carazoo india 7 years ago from Bangalore, India

Well, I dont fully agree with it. It depends on how you drive. Even in some cases men are also very bad drivers. So citing some incidents we cant come to any conclusion that women are bad drivers.

PR: wait... I: wait... L: wait... LD: wait... I: wait...wait... Rank: wait... Traffic: wait... Price: wait... C: wait...


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Storyteller. Sorry bout that. I think I fixed it. We also had a huge family gathering bout it.

dunn, annoying... wait till the boys see your cemment, they'll have a rave.

Misty, really... and the guys feel safe with you, LOL

Am I dead yet, my pleasure.

Carzoo, agree with you, but being a guy, I have to be a bit bias.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Hiya well this might explain why I have not got my license yet ROFL


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Ellandriel 7 years ago from Portugal

As everything there are women that drive badly and man that also drive badly.

I always dream about driving, so when I made 18 I started driving lessons and I passed with flying colors.

The funny thing is that man feel threatened with women (not with the ones driving a very small car) but with women driving a big and better car.

I drive a huge pickup truck with full box, an all terrain (don't know the right name there) , if I go faster and pass and leave behind a mans car he goes wild and starts speeding, why?

I always drove fast, but in places I can!

Why the "machismo" of man about driving and being better?


lewgard 7 years ago

Ok, at the risk of being scorned at, here goes my opinion:

As a 40 something female driver, with over 20 years of daily driving on a major expressway in the Detroit, MI area, I have seen my share of stupid drivers. I think women drivers are worse than men. In my opinion, it seems their driving skills coincide with their emotions...speed up, slow down, surge the gas pedal, slam the brakes for no reason...it's strange. I admit, I am an agressive driver, but I'm not reckless. I don't run the gammit of driving emotions. I just flip-off the idiot I have to pass on the right because she won't get out of the passing lane. Boy, have I seen some stupid driving maneuvers by women. On the other hand, not all men are good drivers. But they are better than women. Statistics may show one thing, but near-misses show another.


ralwus 7 years ago

Dude! this was hucking filarious!


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milavrab 7 years ago from Ontario

Well done MAD! As a woman and an excellent driver of course J I see it ! When I am about to encounter the other woman driver I always get more alert !! Always !

The last video is just amazing. I just wish to be able to pirate it and send it over for others to enjoy!

Great job MAD !!!! Jey


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milavrab 7 years ago from Ontario

Still thinking about woman drivers! If Up to me I would let us keep driver licenses!! Just imagine how much fun the World would missed !! Jey

ps: great hub, great job MAD


badcompany99 7 years ago

I never worry about women drivers, I just drive my ship over them ; )


Janetta 7 years ago

Ok, well, I am a waaayyy better driver than my husband, though my mom is horrible. And hey--how do you know all those drivers in the videos are women anyway!?! You can't even see all their faces--so there! lol MaD--I have to say women are better--maybe I'm a bit biased, but I don't think so....


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Deb, this one's for you - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WPQ6b0OQ8c

Sylvia, you sound like a road hog.

lewgard, thank you, no other words

CC, tx apreciate you stoping by

Jey - here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZs3ErxdCY

BC, sail or drive

Janetta, did he see this comment of yours?


badcompany99 7 years ago

Smartass ; )


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

BC, check the link i put after deb's name, it kinda resembles her... LOL


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Samknight 7 years ago from Cambridge, UK

It's all about your individual driving ability. Men, women, ocotpi, whatever, they're still going to crash if they're drunk or just crap. I do hate it when men feel the need to prove their manliness by attempting to reach the speed of sound in their Peugeot 106 though. Just arm wrestle, or something.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Samknight, yes but if i'm driving a 106 I have to prove that I'm better than the car, thus my manliness. LOL


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apeksha 7 years ago from India.

Agreed women have less confidence rather than as men have..

so does stupidity while driving but there are some exceptions also...as me I can drive well and not risky...

liked ur hub .nicely written, it ll do best if u would add a pole here..


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

I dont kbnow if woman ARE better or worse than guys but they sure LOOK better!:)


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Aya_Hajime 7 years ago

Very interesting statistics. Very fun comments as well :)

"Yes men do more daring and stupid things with cars"

lol - not just with cars ;-)

I think more men have a fascination with cars and driving. That is fine by me - I have no problems letting a man be my driver if he so chooses :)

"I dont kbnow if woman ARE better or worse than guys but they sure LOOK better!:)"

Hahaha - so true. A woman on a motorcycle is even more sexy. Something about hair flying in the wind :)


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Tx Apek. check you mail I sent you a nice one.

Compu and Aya, I think we are on the same wave length here. I adore them, they are so cute and.... ok another day and hub. LOL


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

How could you possibly insinuate that women are bad drivers, even by the title of this hub? Isk...tsk...tsk...didn't your Mommy drive you around when you were little? Hey, and you never visited my Cape Town hub!


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Cindy, i'm sorry not to have visited your hub, just had a crazy couple of weeks, was on the verge of resigning, then decided against it again, and just a lot of deurmekaar things that co-incided. I'll have a look a bit later as soon as I've finished my Tafel lager. LOL

So by the way my old lady is a terrible driver....


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Samknight 7 years ago from Cambridge, UK

haha, peugeot 106 isn't that bad ;-) imagine the struggle I had in a yellow Fiat Cinquecento! :P


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Bekka123 7 years ago

Hi , New blogs on my page, miss your comments and need your opinion when you can...

Ta..Bek


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Fiat, Sam... LOL a least yo had or have wheels.


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Journey * 7 years ago from USA

I watched all the videos. They were too funny! Thanks for sharing.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Be careful MAD, otherwise I'll bliksem you!


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Journey. tx 4 stopping by

Cindy, my eyes were poppoing out of their sockets. and ROFL, I was or am still smiling whilst typing here. Lov ya


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Bekka123 7 years ago

Will u do that?


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

Fun statistics Mad. So glad to be in my safest years of driving. I knew there had to be some upswing to this decade.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

yeah, i feel pretty safe too. after checking all those stats I was beginning to get scared even to get into a car.

what!!! I only realized now you said fun!!! Fun!!!! what you mean fun, its shit scary.


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Now that I think of it, women are more likely to check their hair and make-up while driving. But then it depends on their passengers too. Especially if you are in the same vehicle with teenagers and a 6 year old.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

True may... are you one of them?


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

OK maybe fun was too strong, educational? Anyway it looks like the bottom line is, men are better at driving, but women are better at staying alive while doing it!


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Yeah, yeah always covering you asses...


CabinGirl 7 years ago

Try steering a ship Mr Dork, the Cabin Girl can ; )


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

I bet you can, probably onto the nearest rock in dublin main street. LOL


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La NeNa Fresa 7 years ago

haha Very nice. You know that pic with the chick driver on the road with the gas pump attached to her car!!! I almost did that the other day! haha


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trooper22 7 years ago from Chicago

ROFL! Great hub MAD :) the little old lady is a killer!


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bala99 7 years ago from Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Wild hub, great vids.


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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

OMG THAT WAS SO FUNNY

And the Jeep looks just like mine!


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

then it prob were you advisor... Candid Camera.

tx guys appreciate hopping by here...


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Bekka123 7 years ago

New blogs :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

You have been very quiet is everything ok Pauli??/ xo


Adam B 7 years ago

All I know is every time I am a passenger in my wife's car...I fear for my life


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M. Rose 7 years ago from Orange County, CA

Hah, I love that you wrote about this topic. It makes sense to me that men get in more accidents because they're usually more aggressive drivers! Of course, I'm biased (as we all are). :)

Interesting statistics too! Good to know that my birthday is one of the deadliest days to drive...


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Newyork204 7 years ago from Anchorage, AK

This title is going to win you a lot of friends. LOL Good Hub and I would say JAN 1 and JULY 4th are by far the worst.


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FirstStepsFitness 7 years ago

Not sure where everyone here posting is driving but I drive in Souther Cali ....we seem to have the worst drivers be it any age group !

I would still have to say the roads would be alot safer with more women drivers , not so many men .

How is your workout coming along ???????


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Anath 6 years ago

This is why I always prefer to have someone driving me so I can just seat back and enjoy the ride ;-)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, I think men are a lot worse than women. Men have accidents that are really bad, and women do stupid things. I'll take the stupid things anytime!! And women can multi task not men. I had a friend once, a man, who looked at me in amazement when I asked him to hold his baby, and make tea!! he said, how am I supposed to do that?...ha ha women do about ten things at once. But seriously, I think there are good and bad men and women drivers really. I will let you of this time... well... he he cheers nell


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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

Men speed more which is probably why the accidents they are involved in are worse/fatal. My husband drives like he's playing a video game or it's a race. He takes things personally too. The only fault for women is they try to do other things while driving like talk on the phone, put on make-up, deal with children in the car, etc.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I dunno exactly where I stand on this one. You know, statistics have sooo many variables. I, for one, think I'm a much better driver than my wife, even though I do drive faster, and take more risks...but I also believe I'm more prepared for the encounters those risks may impose.

Of course my wife would disagree.

But between you and I, she has hit the garage three times. Now, how could I blame her for that? It's only a giant square box. Easy to miss, no? ;)


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

I've never even had a speeding ticket but when I say that my husband reminds me I am probably the only person in the world stopped by a cop and ask why I didn't stop at that stop sign and walks away free of charge when my answer is "What sign?"


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Ana Louis 6 years ago from Louisiana

both sexes have faults that are aggravating to the other. My husband is an agressive driver which drives me crazy and I hate to ride with him while going through a huge city. He scares me to death. I would rather be driving, but then he drives me crazy trying to direct my driving. I have had one accident in 47 years, and that was not my fault. My husband has not had an accident either. Sooooo who is the safer driver? I am of course, by default. Honestly, I don't trust anyone's driving but my own. I think most of us feel that way.


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K J Page 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Great hub - As a driver trainer for buses (15 years) I can appreciate the stats - and the facts.


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scla 6 years ago from Southern California

Very informative article. I will definitely try to stay off the road on the deadliest days if possible. I wasn't aware of some of these statistics. I am always curious about deaths and fatalities on the road since I am on the road all of the time. I remember reading on another hub also that accidents tend to happen more on the fast lane than they do on slow lane or middle lane.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

This was a good hub. I have to say that I have guy friends that stink at driving and I have gal friends that stink at driving and visa versa. We all have strenghts and weaknesses in this crazy life and I don't think it makes a difference which sex we are for most things. Loved the videos.

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