- Regulations & Driving Rules
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...
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...