Insurance telematics data provides an answer to the age-old question.
As an age-old subject or argument, and a much-visited topic for hack comedians – who is better at driving, men or women? Fortunately (and thankfully), insurance telematics data helps us to answer that question. On average, men spend more time driving than women. Even more so, men spend a higher percentage of that time speeding. So, with men being in the car more often, they face more risks than women. This often leads to higher premiums for auto insurance for males.
Of course, this statement isn’t applicable to all drivers across the board. Check out which gender is safer on the roads.
Men take more risks. In studies, more men displayed less cautious behavior than women. This included driving at higher speeds, driving closer to cars, not wearing seatbelts, and driving while intoxicated. Many men took riskier turns, too.
Men are involved in more accidents. Despite their riskier moves, the males studied seemed to be more proficient than women at certain driving tasks. However, this slight edge doesn’t counteract their risky moves. According to one study, men are more than three times as likely to be ticketed for aggressive driving, and more than 25 percent as likely to be at fault in an accident.
Women are catching up. Men may be responsible for more accidents than women, but the gap is getting smaller every year. Today, more women drive more often, which has the unfortunate consequence of an increase in speeding, aggressive driving, and even fatal crashes among females.
The best bet is to learn from both sexes. Drive confidently, defensively, and don’t forget to wear your seatbelt.