It's Official - Women Are Better Drivers Than Men

Women being crappy drivers is a myth and a fallacy that has been perpetuated in modern culture for far too long. Why do you think they pay less for car insurance, after all?

That said, there are many out there who are determined to put the female drivers of the world down, which is why decided to dig out some data and set the record straight for good.

In celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March, the pay-as-you-go insurer analysed 4.5 billion miles of driving data to reach the conclusion of which gender is the safer driver. And guess what? Women came out on top.

First up, the data showed that young women between the ages of 17 and 25 are handed an average of 11 per cent more bonus miles compared with men in the same age group, all because they're generally safer on the roads.

What was also found when analysing the stats - taken between January 2017 and December 2018 - is that men are 46 per cent more likely to speed than women, a figure which bumps up to 55 per cent when looking at the 17 to 25 age group.


Naomi Little at said: "Speed is the single biggest contributor to driving risk - and the one thing that every driver has control over - yet it seems to be the biggest differentiator between young women and men driving safely.

"Insurethebox data shows that drivers who speed 20% of the time increase their risk of having an accident by 87%. This is partly because when driving at excessive speeds drivers have less time to react to any unexpected hazards.

"No matter who's driving, drivers need to give themselves the time to make every journey a safe one."

Stock image of UK road. Credit: PA
Stock image of UK road. Credit: PA

Women are also responsible when it comes to driving at night, a time when it is considerably more dangerous to be on the road.

The research showed that young men drive 28 per cent more often between 12am and 5am - the riskiest time period, where nearly a quarter of accidents occur.

For these reasons, women pay less for their car insurance - not because of their sex, but because they're more careful on the road and less prone to accidents.

So the long-running battle of the sexes debate has been put to bed once more. Don't @ me, but it looks like women are better drivers after all - victory, sweet victory.

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Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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