Women have had to put up with sexist jokes about their driving for years. How many times have you heard a jibe about your terrible parking skills? Or been told that all you use the mirrors for is to put on your lipstick? Exactly. All you have to do is type 'women driver jokes' into Google and you'll get almost 54,000,000 hits.
However, new research suggests that when it comes to driving, women are in fact better at motoring around than men.
Price comparison site Confused.com conducted a study to find out whether men or women are better drivers. They analysed insurance, crime and driving test statistics and found that women are better on the road.
The data suggests that women commit less driving offences whereas males are more often guilty of the same misdemeanours, outnumbering women when it comes to drink-driving offences and driving without tax or insurance. They are also less likely to be involved in an accident which ultimately means they cost insurers less when they make a claim.
The research points out that in 2017, men made up 79% of drivers in England and Wales who were taken to court for breaking the law when driving.
While this indicates that women are the superior sex when it comes to driving, it does take women longer to get their licence. More women took their driving test than men last year, but fewer passed.
So women may have to take another test, but once they're on the road they're bossing it.
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Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.
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