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New UK study suggests women better drivers than men

Posted Nov 8th 2012 5:33PM

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Now there's proof that women are the superior drivers.

A new study released recently by Carrentals UK, suggest that women are superior drivers after interviewing more than 700 people.

"While men would like to believe they are better than women behind the steering wheel, it is clear to see that male drivers performed worse in terms of speeding fines and penalty points," said Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals UK.

Indeed. Survey results included:
  • 57 per cent of men had been involved in one or more accidents compared to 44 per cent of women
  • 45 per cent of 36- to 45-year-old and men over 65 years old had been caught speeding
  • 60 per cent of men over 65 had been involved in an accident, compared to 30 per cent of women in the same age group.
However, the survey also notes that while men may be statistically worse off than their female counterparts, they often think they're better drivers.

"(M)en consistently rated their driving skills higher than women when asked," Robinson said. "It seems that, while men performed poorly on the questionnaire and typically had a worse track record on the roads, they believed that they were good drivers."

News Source: Carrentals UK

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chascan355

Lies, damn lies and statistics my friends. I'd be very careful of the conclusion this person is drawing, especially with the flimsy "evidence" shown...data was way too selective to be meaningful...but hey, for those of you who didn't take statistics and don't need real facts, fill your boots!

November 11 2012 at 10:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
batman99

LOL Who would have guessed that the UK is such a UNIQUE country where female drivers are 'better' drivers than their male counterparts. Obviously the most obvious criteria were not included in this study, one only has to drive on any day of the week, follow any female driver, for a few hours to be 100% certain that the author of this study was catatonic, blind and or comatose!!! GET A GRIP!!!!

November 11 2012 at 11:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
omarbuttcheeks

"57 per cent of men had been involved in one or more accidents compared to 44 per cent of women"

How does this classify driving skill? Many people are in accidents are not at fault. I've been in one accident, in which I was hit at a 4-way stop when the other person flew through the 4-way and did not stop.

November 11 2012 at 1:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Richard Matheson

Exactly And one other fact they should have mentioned if they really wanted to prove their point. What is the percentage of men that drive to women and how often do they drive? If they wanted to be unbiased they should have stated how many accidents men and women had per 100 hours of driving.

November 12 2012 at 1:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pauloc53

How can you substantiate a survey done in the UK which has no reflection whatsoever of the true stats in North America.Where I live in Canada the overwhelming stats on women drivers creating the majority of minor fendor benders is created by almost 80% of women drivers.It is very disturbing that you use the UK stats to prove a totally False representation of what is really happening here in N

November 10 2012 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Demetrios

Most guys drive much more often than women, so this survey is biased and doesn't make any sense. If I'm driving to work and back every day, of course there's a much higher chance statistically that I've gotten into an accident before. Track record means nothing.

What matters is not how many accidents the person has been involved in, but rather how prone they are to causing an accident.

This article is like saying that female presidents are better because there has never once been a bad female president.

November 10 2012 at 6:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eric Lavallee

Too bad this is complete bull ****. Every time I'm at a light I'm ALWAYS the first to start going when green everyone else mostly Woman are smoking and doing make up, or texting on their cells Guys too but not as often.

As far as I can see anyone who does the speed limit it is a rock in the road you can do ten over hell if everyone were to not drive horrible cars with no turning and no braking EX: Big stupid trucks and SUV's or shitty little Mazda's or Honda's. We could all do 100Km/H every Main Road.

But 90% of drivers are insecure and suffer from being terrified. Period.

If they did Driving test the same as Finland EX: YOU CANNOT drive unless you can drift a corner 90% driver cannot.................. I can. This means that all drivers are horrible they learn the bear minimum to drive and they all suck. The test vehicles we use and allow and amount of people constantly coming here to Canada has to all stop and be fixed.

Ex: I'm going ten over but a woman or dude in a truck are going 70 or 60 when the speed limit is 80 that doesn't make them better drivers it makes them WORSE you ******* retards. They are ROCKS in the road obstacles they cause more danger then that solve.


If EVERY driver was 110% on point. Light Goes green everyone goes instead of waiting. Everyone goes ten over or more then there would never be any one on the road. We would never clutter up but no woman and dude truck drivers and suv's and old ***** have to be rocks in the road care only bout themselves and cause accidents.

November 10 2012 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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renshijak

Eric, tell us how you really feel. lol

November 11 2012 at 7:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply