Official - women are safer drivers than men, according to research by The Institute of Advanced Motorists.
Official - women are safer drivers than men, according to research by The Institute of Advanced Motorists. As such, various significant differences have been highlighted between the genders. Men, for starters, more frequently hurry and/or drive recklessly or carelessly. Males also travel too fast for the road conditions more frequently then females.The Institute of Advanced Motorists has also revealed that - in some ways - men and women have similar attitudes to motoring. Both enjoy driving, for starters, and consider themselves confident, considerate, and safe. Revealingly, almost twice as many men claim to be very confident. Perhaps this cockiness is the cause of numerous avoidable incidents. IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “These results show that we need to look at the psychology of male drivers to reduce risky behaviour and over-confidence, but for both sexes accidents could be easily reduced by improving driver skills and lives could be saved. The government is moving towards this by introducing driver training for careless driving offences but all drivers should consider training. Driving is a life-long skill that requires life-long learning.” IAM head of driver training Simon Elstow added: “The biggest crash risk factor for men and women is failing to look properly. Driving is a skill that needs updating and refreshing. All drivers should regularly refresh their skills just as they do in the commercial sector. Sadly, complacency kills.”