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    Who is the better driver?

    Women are somewhat more likely to be in crashes, but men are lots more likely to be in very severe crashes.
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    Re: Who is the better driver?

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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    I have put 5 front bumpers on my wifes 2006 Pontiac. In our house I win in a landslide.



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    If men do a higher share of their driving on the freeways (and I suspect that this is the case due to differing commuting patterns), this would make them appear to be less dangerous drivers than they really are.
    This also brings up something that explains the higher rate of fatalities: if men are driving more freeway miles, the accidents that they are in are more likely to be fatal due to being at higher speeds.



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    Here is my non-scientific feelings.

    Men drive faster on average so when they get in an accident the accident is worse
    Men drive more aggressive
    Woman pay less attention
    Woman may drive safer vehicles overall?
    Men drive more (this study says this) and probably are better at hanbdling and avoiding accidents
    Men think they drive better so they take more risks


    So to summarize, I don't have a clue. All I know is that I feel a lot safer behind the wheel going 80mph than riding with my wife driving 65 but that's probably a control issue.



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    A couple days ago a woman coasted halfway into my lane on the highway, forcing me to go onto the shoulder. I caught back up to her at a red light and she didn't even acknowledge me, I don't think she realized what happened.

    Men > Women hands down. I rarely let my mom drive when I'm with her because she's a terrible driver.



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    Men get in accidents because they're too aggressive.

    Women get in accidents because they're not paying attention.



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by CONEClone View Post
    Men get in accidents because they're too aggressive.

    Women get in accidents because they're not paying attention.

    Ding Ding Ding. Winner.



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    Men. Out of the people I know women get in more fender benders and accidents than the men.



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    I've also heard that women are more likely to attempt suicide, while men are significantly more likely to commit suicide.


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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by CONEClone View Post
    Men get in accidents because they're too aggressive.

    Women get in accidents because they're not paying attention.
    And we have a winner!

    Not to be sexist, but generally speaking, men are better drivers than women. We may drive faster and more reckless on average, but generally we pay more attention when we're driving...



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    The real question is who causes the most accidents? There maybe a male driver that gets in an accident by trying to avoid a situation caused by a female driver.



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post

    So to summarize, I don't have a clue. All I know is that I feel a lot safer behind the wheel going 80mph than riding with my wife driving 65 but that's probably a control issue.
    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    worst drivers:

    1. old people
    2. women
    3. men



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    Re: Who is the better driver?

    The real question is how did the women get out of the kitchen?


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