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Percentage and statistic wise (for UK drivers) men are twice as likely to be the cause of road collision (1 out of 3 males, 1 out of 6 females).
Which is why, currently, women's car insurance in the UK is half the cost of men's. And why you have car insurance companies like "Sheila's Wheels" which are for women only.
Not sure about statistics over here in Canada, but I've found that women in general have trouble judging space and distance, and also generally are not confident behind the wheel - so they do things like brake randomly for no reason, coast 10-15 kph under the limit, etc.
Yeah, women are known for being overly-cautious, which is why they will fail their test, whilst men are known for being excessively reckless, which is why they fail.
And yeah. Men have better spacial awareness than women, and you get some stupid women who insist on wearing heels whilst driving (I've seen women drive in stilettos, it does not make you feel safe).
It's just more reckless driving will result in more accidents.
I'm not saying that being overly cautious is a good thing, btw. Usually, "cautious Charlie" (as my mum says) really irritates other drivers, so they become reckless to get past "Charlie".
I don't know what kph is to mph, but there are plenty of drivers in Norfolk who with go 30mph in a 60mph zone. Does my head in.
I've seen "cautious Charlie's" do things that aren't reckless - but just downright dangerous. More so than anything I've seen irritated people do. Unable to judge speed and distance of oncoming traffic, they pull out slowly (cautiously) out onto the main road and do not follow flow of traffic - then when someone honks at them they panic and slam the brakes. (this happened to me coming home yesterday)
I would prefer a little bit reckless (ie. aggressive) than scared and terrified.
When a person drives, they are in control of a 2-ton speeding steel box - if they are not 150% comfortable, confident, and in complete control, then they should not drive.
I think scared/etc drivers just shouldn't be allowed on the road. I mean, what you described is just suicidal, and would have dragged other people into it too!
I wouldn't say you need to be 150% comfortable and confident (control, yes!) but that may be because I'm very very new to driving, and I'm thus very aware how a mistake I made could hurt someone else, which worried me...
Oh! And it should be mandatory to retake your driving test ever 10 years. It'll be free the first time, but if you fail you have to pay for the second one. I think that would get rid of the majority of bad drivers.
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According to my driving teacher women had a better chance at succeeding the test than men, provided their examiner was male and they dressed.. revealingly?
And yes, young males crash most.
most of the slow drivers are old people here. A bigger problem are the males in semi expensive cars, who act like dicks and try to crawl into your ass. :(
Yeah, it's pretty much exactly the same here. And indeed, if a girl wants to pass (and she's somewhat attractive) a revealing dress with do wonders with a male examiner. My friend insists this is the only reason she was given a full drivers license (she's not a bad driver, she just likes making people lol).
The biggest problem are the business men - they're totally dicks and usually drive BMWs - I actually mentioned this to my driving instructor (I was suppose to drive down a bit of road, but a BMW driver badly parked up really quickly before I had time to go, blocking off the road and freaking me out as it was my first lesson and I then had to get through a space one car width). He said that typically BMWs are the company cars, and business men don't really care when it's not their car they could be damaging, hence why they're so reckless in it.
He also mentioned how he was actually hired by businesses to "teach" business men drivers who had gotten into bad habits etc
"An utter nightmare. I have never worked with such arrogant pricks before, and I plan never to work with them again."
Also I feel like more men drive in the first place, 9 times out of 10 when I see a couple out the man is driving, men are also more aggressive behind the wheel, from what I've seen women are not very confident behind the wheel, there are exceptions of course
To point out with statistics - it takes the amount of the gender in question into consideration and puts them into a percentage instead.
So, lets really simplify. There are 50 women drivers, and 100 male drivers. You want to compare the genders - so you double everything for women so that it's the same scale as men. So if 3 women in 50 got into accidents last year, it would be 6 in a 100.
Oh, you get confident women behind the wheel, but inexperienced confident women. Which is just as dangerous.
Or they dither, before doing something, which has almost resulted in accidents with me (and hey, if you can't see a giant red L on top of the car, and all on the sides, with driving school on it, then you shouldn't be driving, IMO)
I'll be the first to agree with the confident inexperienced women drivers. Both my sisters have totaled at least one car each (one has done in 2 cars), and they aren't even 25 yet. My sister's are some of the worst driver's I have met, but they insist that they are very good.
A couple other girls come to mind, but I don't even talk to them anymore anyway, so I'm mostly safe from them.
My doctor always told me, woman drivers no survivors. And i feel inclined to trust him, he had his finger in my butt after all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyjNDQAlTWs&t=11m50s too much to write down so..
And what are the numbers for how many male drivers there are vs female and what are the numbers for how many hours each drive on average?
Just saying that men cause more accidents is a bit misleading since men typically drive significantly more than women and as such have more chance to be in an accident.
Again, it's all equalised so that is taken in account (either female incidents added, or male incidents decreased).
What isn't taken into account though is where they drive. Which makes a massive impact as women are less likely to be driving on busy roads.
A woman in my city in the states drove through the BMV's wall as she was ending her driving test...
i think the real argument here is what bread she should use for my sandwich
One of my friends from High School rear-ended my mom's car at the end of his drivers test, while I was taking my written test.