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It Is Now Official Women Are The Better Drivers!!

It Is Now Official Women Are The Better Drivers!!

The few girls here in the office at Rivervale Car Leasing have known it all along but now we have numbers to back us up ……….us women are better drivers ……you men cannot argue with facts, so before this blog goes any further take a look at the data on 14 aspects of collected from 50 in car tests and observation of 200 motorists at London’s Hyde Park Corner ……..

 

Driving Skill

Men

Women

Appropriate speed approaching hazards

55%

75%

Stopping safely at an amber light

44%

85%

Negative impact on other drivers

73%

54%

Adequate indication

82%

96%

Adequate use of mirrors

46%

79%

Effective observation

82%

71%

Driving too close to the vehicle in front

27%

4%

Staying within the speed limit

86%

89%

Appropriate speed for the situation

64%

64%

Steering/control of the vehicle

100%

96%

Cutting corners when turning

68%

43%

Talking on phone or texting when driving

24%

16%

Cutting dangerously into traffic

14%

1%

Causing an obstruction on the road

25%

16%

Overall score

19.8

23.6

 

So there you have it men are more likely to drive through an amber light instead of stopping safely, they are more likely to have a negative impact on other drivers, drive too close to the vehicle in front – I could go on the list is endless!

The only driving behaviour men beat us women on in this test was steering/staying in control of the vehicle ………. I would like to argue this momentary lapse of control we experience on a very rare occasion is due only to the large quantity of tasks we are processing in our brains as us women are the queens of multi-tasking whereas you men like to focus on just the one thing at a time!!!

Alongside the practical skills Privilege Insurance conducted an attitude survey of 1,383 drivers and found actual driving skill doesn’t always match up with people’s perception of their driving ability.  No surprises that women were found to be more courteous then men with 39% of women always being polite compared to a grumpy 28% of men!  When asked do you drive at the appropriate speed for the situation 84% of men said yes, when in reality only 64% really do – you boys always overestimating!  On the battle of girl’s vs boys only 13% of men thought women were better drivers – how wrong the other 73% were!  More shocking still is that only 28% of women thought they were better drivers than men.  Does this show a serious lack of confidence in our own ability girls?  I don’t think so I think we are being the kind and thoughtful people we are on and off the road and allowing men to think they are the better drivers ……. We have to let them believe they win at something?

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Car related news
15 May 2015
Written by Natalie Faughy
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