The age-old debate continues: Which gender is better at driving – men or women?
While women often get a bad rap that they don’t drive well, in actuality men are responsible for more accidents than women.
According to recent statistics, men are responsible for more traffic violations and DUIs and cause more car accidents overall. However, men also drive more miles per year (as much as 40 percent) than the average female, so the statistics are deceiving.
On average, women drive 10,142 miles per year and men drive 16,550 according to the Federal Highway Administration.
Men, especially under the age of 25, are most likely to get involved in car accidents. This is most likely due to the fact that they take more risks and are more aggressive drivers. This is often reflected through policy rates from insurance company actuaries—premiums vary quite a bit when insuring a 19-year-old boy versus a 19-old-girl.
It’s estimated that men cause 6.1 million accidents per year while women cause 4.4 million. Regardless of who is responsible, all of us need to be more responsible behind the wheel.
Male or female, if you or one of your loved ones has been involved in a car accident then you may be in need of a personal attorney to assist you in this devastating situation. Consult our legal directory to find a skilled lawyer in your area.