Research by Frank McKenna of Reading University has revealed that women drivers are far safer than men.
- Women adopt safer following distances
- Women take more rest breaks on long journeys
- Men don't slow down enough at bends
- Men commit more driving violations
- Males are more aggressive, not just as drivers, and they're coupling that aggression with the vehicle
- Thrill-seeking - "Males are using the vehicle as a mechanism for thrill-seeking."
- Emotional outlet - "Stereotypes are that women are more emotional, but males are using the vehicle itself to express themselves, to let off steam."
But as the author of the research says:
'Precious few people die parking.'