The sexiest stereotype goes to shit as Women drivers have turned out to be safer and better drivers than Men.
According to a recent study in England, it has been discovered that women are actually safer drivers than Men. Among 539,000 people convicted for breaking the law on road, in England and Wales, 79% were men.
Almost a quarter of 539,000 offenses were men speeding. Men were also five times more likely to be convicted for drinking and driving and more than twice as likely to be at fault when making an insurance claim.
The study was conducted by Claire Rogan. She is the digital marketing manager at the automotive retailer – Peter Vardy.
She cited that the disconnect between motorists’ driving records and rating of their own competency is cause for concern.
Claire further said, “Taking due care and giving proper attention when behind the wheel should always be our primary concern”. She added that “It is surprising to see our research indicate that over half of British drivers have been penalized for driving offenses”.
The study also discovered that BMW drivers were most likely to commit speeding or reckless driving offenses. It was also noted that Vauxhall drivers are statistically the safest, with the least amount of penalty points.
Another study concluded that Ford drivers are most likely to have points in the UK. Despite the fact that almost half of Ford drivers have points on their license, the study reveals that they rated themselves as 7.3 out of 10 for their driving ability. When asked about other drivers, they only rated them 6 out of 10.
However, while men are discovered as the bad drivers in terms of offenses, the story is different with regards to driving tests. The research reveals that women are more likely to fail driving tests.
Among the 1.6 million people who gave driving tests last year, 55 percent failed. 31 percent of them were women and 24 percent were men.