Are Women Drivers Really That Bad: An Observation


Yes, we’ve all heard it before. Women drivers are the worst. Women can’t drive properly. Women can’t park. Common complaints about women drivers include driving too slowly, being unobservant and careless, and having slow reaction times. Many also feel that women have poorer navigation skills and do not judge distances as well as men.

Photo Source:   The Telegraph

Photo Source: The Telegraph

Based on all these “facts”, women seem to be really terrible drivers. But just how accurate is this notion?

In an informal survey, 5 out of 10 drivers agreed that women are generally bad drivers, while the rest disagreed. What’s interesting is that the number of men and women in this survey were split equally at 50/50.

And science supports this notion that women are genetically bad drivers. Studies conducted by scientists from the University of Giessen, Germany, have shown that women achieved lower scores in tests that measured their spatial skills (the ability to assess spaces and estimate distance and measurement).

However, statistics show that women get into accidents lesser than their male counterparts. This could be due to the fact that men have a higher tendency to engage in aggressive, risk-taking behaviour, and tend to be less patient than women. Statistics show that men are more likely to exceed the speed limit, make illegal turns and cut other drivers off while driving as compared to women.

In the end, it’s difficult to tell if women really are worse drivers as compared to men. Men and women each have different personality traits that all contribute to their behaviour on the roads.

What do you think about this? Are women worse drivers as compared to men? Leave a comment below!

Fun with CarsJoel Wong