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MEN VS WOMEN
WHO ARE THE BETTER DRIVERS?
RISKY DRIVING HABITS
Driving 35mph or faster in a 30mph zone.
MALE DRIVERS ARE 50% MORE LIKELY to commit this crime once a week or more often.
over 30 MPH
once a day 16% of men 5% of women
several times a week 14% of men 9% of women
once a week 15% of men 17% of women
once a month 10% of men 12% of women
less than once a month 16% of men 23% of women
never 27% of men 32% of women
did not answer 2% of men 2% of women
Driving faster than 60mph on a rural road
3 IN 10 MALE DRIVERS
drive faster than 60mph on rural roads once a week or more often, compared to just
one in 10 female drivers
TWICE as MANY male drivers as female drivers admit overtaking when they can't see what is coming.
DRINK & DRIVE
in the last 12 months
HOW MUCH ALCOHOL HAVE YOU DRUNK BEFORE DRIVING?
None: 41% of men 58% of women
1 small glass of wine or equivalent: 17% of men 28% of women
2 small glasses of wine or equivalent: 25% of men 11% of women
3 small glasses of wine or equivalent: 8% of men 8% of women
4 small glasses of wine or equivalent: 9% of men 1% of women
DRIVING ON LITTLE SLEEP
MORE MEN THAN WOMEN take to the road having had dangerously little sleep the night before.
5 IN 10 male drivers 4 IN 10 female drivers
have driven after less than 5 HRS OF SLEEP the night before.
MORE WOMEN THAN MEN are failing to complete simple but life saving checks on their car lights, indicators and tires
26% male drivers compared to 12% female drivers check their lights and indications work properly at least ONCE A WEEK
32% male drivers compared to 10% female drivers check their car tires have legal tread depth, the right tire pressure and no worrying cracks or bulges at least ONCE A WEEK.
IN CAR DISTRACTIONS
1 in 6 MALE DRIVERS eats a meal at least once a week whilst they are driving compared to 1 in 12 FEMALE DRIVERS
INSURANCE PRODUCTS are often made available at DIFFERENT PRICES to men and women because of their different risks.
Men tend to pay more for car insurance because they are generally more dangerous drivers.
Women are typically charged more for health insurance because they tend to live longer.
The ECJ has now ruled that this breaks the EU's laws on gender equality and must stop by 21 December 2012