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Men vs Women - Who are the better drivers?

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.



CAR CHECKS



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 MATTERS



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 VS MENWOMEN WHO ARE THE BETTER DRIVERS? RISKY DRIVING HABITS MALE DRIVERS ARE driving 35mph or faster in a 30 50% MORE LIKELY MPH to commit this crime 30mph zone once a week or more often once a day 16% 5% several times a week 14% 9% 15% 17% 10% 12% once a week once a month less than 16% 23% once a month 27% 32% never 2% 2% did not answer driving faster than 60mph on a rural road З 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 60 60 MPH MPH TWICE MANY as male drivers as female drivers admit overtaking when they can't see what is coming DRINKE DRIVE -... in the last 12months -- a HoW MUCH ALCOHOL BEFORE DRIVING? HAVE YOU DRUNK 58% = SMALL GLASS OF WINE 41% OR EQUIVALENT = NONE 28% 25% 17% 11% 8% 9% 8% 1% 2X 3xI 4х DRIVING ON LITTLE SLEEP MORE MEN THAN WOMEN take to the road having had dangerously little sleep the night before. 5 IN 10 4 IN 10 male drivers female drivers have driven after less than 5 HRS OF SLEEP the night before CAR CHECKS MORE WOMEN THAN MEN are failing to complete simple but life saving checks on their car lights, indicators and tyres 26% 32% MALE DRIVERS MALE DRIVERS campored to compared to 12% 10% FEMALE DRIVERS FEMALE DRIVERS check their lights and indicators work properly at least ONCE A WEEK check their car tyres have legal tread depth, the right tyre pressure and no worrying cracks or bulges. at least ONCE A WEEK IN CAR DISTRACTIONS 1IN 6 AAA AAA MALE DRIVERS eats a meal at least once a week whilst they are driving AAAA Compared to AAAA|IN 12 AAMA FEMALE DRIVERS INSURANCE MATTERS 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* CREDITS SOURCES DEVELOPED BY: "The Green Flag Report on Safe Driving" by www.greenflag.com and www.brake.org.uk http://www.out-law.com/ direct line

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