In this blog, we are going to discuss an interesting topic that is which gender is a safer driver? Often people like to talk about it, stereotyped people think that women cannot be safe drivers and mostly car accidents happen due to women, while neither will admit that the opposite gender is better drivers, we can look at the numbers of car accidents over a number of years to answer this question.
Some studies and researches have been conducted to try and answer the question of which gender is the better driver. It is a little-known fact that most major car accidents tend to happen when men are behind the wheel. However, it happens because there are more male drivers than female drivers.
HIGHER RATES OF Car CRASHES FOR MEN
According to yearly studies, more men die each year of vehicle accidents or crashes than women. One of the main reasons for this is that men often like to engage in risky driving practices like drunk driving, over speeding, and avoid to wear safety belts. According to the studies of 2016, it has been recorded that there were 12,422 crash deaths for passenger vehicle male drivers compared to 5,107 crash deaths for female passenger vehicle drivers.
According to another study by Safety Resource Center, men are the cause of 6.1 million car crashes or accidents per year while the women accident cases are near about 4.4 million per year. Although more women have a driving license, it is noticed that men are more at risk because of the distances they travel.
LOWER CAR INSURANCE RATES FOR WOMEN
It is a common thing that car insurance companies calculate the risk factor when they determine the rates. Some of the things they look into are the model of the vehicle, the customer’s driving record, age and credit history. So the question is that why do women pay less on car insurance than men? According to statistics of DMV, women are less likely to get into a car accident, break road rules, buy cars that are more costly to insure, and drive more miles. Because of these specific reasons, female drivers have cheaper insurance than male drivers.
DRIVING DISTRACTIONS Factor
No doubt that Distraction is one of the main causes of car accidents. According to a study shared by Mail Online, young men, regular drivers, neurotic people or extroverts are probably more to get distracted while driving. Whereas, older women tend to know that how to handle with distractions and commonly noticed that they pay more attention to their driving.
The researcher Ole Johansson from an Institute of Transport Economics said that I observed that young men among the most likely to report distraction
According to the “Tailored interventions to reduce driver distraction, we could focus on at-risk groups, such as young drivers with bad attitudes to distracted driving and a low belief that they can control their distraction,” he added.
Based on a previous study, women were found to be more expert drivers than men. The tests showed men more likely to take risks such as driving too close to the car in front, beating the red light, cutting corners, and using their mobile phone.
While it is observed that women are more focused and take extra precaution when driving such as using the car mirror correctly, stopping at a red light and slowing down when approaching hazards.
Always BE PREPARED AND PROTECTED
The reality is that drivers are not safe from car accidents no matter what their gender is and how careful they are. Being out on the road has its risks, and it is not possible to prepare for the many sudden and unexpected accidents that’s why eZhire car Rental app offers a full insurance so that our customers will have an option to get excess insurance coverage for damage to rental vehicles since accidents are unpredictable.
So whether you are a female driver or a male driver, it is important to be prepared at all times since being a safe driver is something you need to prove to yourself and not to anybody else.
Have a safe driving 🙂
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