Men or Women? Get the Stats Here!

Men or Women? Get the Stats Here!

Man facing woman in the middle of a highwayThe debate goes all the way back to the early 1900’s when women first began to drive cars in the US. Who are the better drivers—women or men? Well, according to the AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments), it’s women—hands down! Just look at some of their findings.

  • Men tend to have more crashes than women.
  • Men’s car accident claims tend to cost more than women’s.
  • Men are more likely than woman to be involved in a serious accident.
  • One in five men admits to being an impatient driver compared to one in six women.
  • Men are more likely than women to rudely gesture to or verbally abuse another driver.
  • Men are more likely than women to lose concentration while changing the radio station or a CD while driving.
  • Men are less likely than women to use a hands-free device when talking on their mobile phone while driving.
  • Nearly twice as many men as women admit to speeding most of the time.
  • Nearly half of all men, versus one in four women, admit to having driven while over the legal alcohol limit.
  • Men are twice as likely as women to believe it’s ok for them to drink and drive if they feel capable.
  • Men are twice as likely as women to seriously over-estimate the number of drinks they can have and remain under the legal limit for driving.
  • Twice as many men as women admit to having driven after using recreational drugs.
  • Men are twice as likely as women to have momentarily fallen asleep at the wheel.

Though these “men versus women” debates can be fun, there’s nothing fun about car accidents! We all need to do what we can to protect ourselves and others when we get behind the wheel. And let’s admit it, most of us could stand to improve our driving habits! But accidents still happen to even the very best drivers on our roadways. Just remember, if an accident happens to you, don’t let your recovery process be an “accident” too. Make Accident and Injury one of your first calls.