It's an old argument: men drivers vs women drivers. Which are safer? Which are more skilled or more competent? Which are more annoying to be close to on the road?

CBS Moneywatch.com recently reported some poll information that asked men and women drivers to rate themselves regarding how safe they are behind the wheel.

  • men drivers vs women drivers statisticsIn a survey conducted by Quality Planning for insurer MetLife, 51% of women said that women drive more safely, but only 39% of men claimed that male drivers were safer.
  • And some evidence supports the women's view of themselves. According to this study, men are 3.4 times more likely to get a ticket for reckless driving and 3.1 times more likely to be ticketed for drunk driving.
  • Men are also more at risk for road-related deaths. According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 11,900 male drivers died in the USA from traffic accidents in 2009.Based on miles traveled, men died at a rate of 2.5 deaths per 100 million miles traveled, as opposed to 1.7 deaths for women.
  • Apply the same question to teenage drivers and the numbers shoow upward: 9.2 deaths per 100 million miles for males 16 to 19 years old and 5.3 deaths for female of the same age.

You can read the complete article comparing men and women drivers here.

Here at Comedy Guys Defensive Driving, we've never done a study of whether there are more men or women in our defensive driving classes, but the question might be interesting.


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2 Comments

  1. WesWilliams on 10/13/2011 at 4:22 pm

    Statistics aside for a minute, polling people and asking them to rate themselves as safe or unsafe is pretty meaningless. Just because a driver — male or female — believe they’re a safe driver doesn’t mean they actually are a safe driver. I know lots of people who think they drive safely, even while they’re tailgating, speeding, taking corners too fast, or weaving in and out of lanes.

  2. Hikaru on 05/24/2012 at 11:44 am

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