Which sex is better at driving

Who is the better sex, when it comes to driving?

Female drivers off course! (not that I am bias or anything)

With that said, I would never label myself as a great women driver. However, after looking at a few hilarious images on google via the search “women drivers”. I think it is safe to say I’m not that bad.

I then rather excitingly came across a great little app “Arval Drive Challenge” So I will be giving this a whirl over the next few days just to see how good of a driver I am.

Interestingly after stumbling across the Arval drive challenge app. I then found an article from the Telegraph that talks about a survey recently carried out by Privilege Insurance. Female drivers’ outscored males not only in in-car tests but also when observed anonymously using one of the UK’s busiest junctions. A sample of 50 drivers faced the in-car assessment while 200 were watched at Hyde Park Corner.

The facts don’t lie! Women are, it would seem safer drivers.

The ‘Privilege driving coefficient’ – How the sexes fared

ACTIVITY

MALE

FEMALE

Cutting dangerously in to traffic

14%

1%

Driving too close to the vehicle in front

27%

4%

Causing an obstruction on the road

25%

16%

Talking or texting on the phone while driving

24%

16%

Cutting corners when turning

68%

43%

Negative impact on other drivers

73%

54%

Appropriate speed for the situation

64%

64%

Effective observation (e.g. checking blind spot)

82%

71%

Appropriate speed approaching hazards

55%

75%

Adequate use of mirrors

46%

79%

Stopping safely at amber traffic lights

44%

85%

Staying within the speed limit

86%

89%

Steering / Control of the vehicle

100%

96%

Adequate indication

82%

96%

Total co-efficient (max 30)

19.8

23.6

Source: Privilege Insurance

All this said, with self driving cars currently being tested and estimated to be with us in the next 4 years or so.. The question will soon be “who is better at driving – HUMANS or Artificial Intelligence?” – That’s a scary thought!

Fortunately it looks like for the time being HUMANS are WINNING!

Feature image: Battle of the Sexes Quiz via Visua.ly

 

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