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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yes, he said they misrepresented the findings and then linked to the actual findings.
    The Daily Mail is just (maybe) a notch above the Enquirer.

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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yes, he said they misrepresented the findings and then linked to the actual findings. Your story says women are more dangerous, while the original story is that women are involved in men in certain kinds of crashes.
    But they did not. If you look at the overall numbers it is exactly what they say.

    So I understand, but it did not misrepresent anything. I mean the title is hyperbole, but damn you guys are trying to say the numbers must somehow be wrong because you are women? PLEASE, lol.
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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    I can't speak for today's young women (fewer kids these days), but every at-fault accident I've had involved a car full of misbehaving youngsters or a youngster barfing on the floorboard. Since women are still overwhelming the parent who provides most childcare, I have to wonder if this is the reason women have more accidents.
    Bingo!!!!...Women are the most distracted while driving, they drive the children for one thing. Whats more harried than a working mother late to pick up the kids ? I believe this study and ive read others that basically say the same thing.
    Dont rely on insurance company data, insurance companies charge where and who they can enhance their profits...their goal is profit not fair policey pricing.
    I believe whoever said young boys were the worst was correct "Back Then" back then less girls drove and had cars than today...and lets not forget texting..we know who does the most texting.
    Woment get in more accidents not because men are better drivers, because they are more distracted.. Id bet if they did an indepth study of parking lot accidents...like backing out of a spot while on the cell phone...or touching up your hair, or just HAD IT with the screaming brats in the back seat....women will RULE the ratings...not because they are bad drivers...because they are distracted...Ok I will accept severe abuse from female posters now
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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    Actually, my suspicion is that, while women may be involved in more minor accidents, guys probably cause more serious and even fatal crashes.

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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Actually, my suspicion is that, while women may be involved in more minor accidents, guys probably cause more serious and even fatal crashes.
    Interesting...made me think..I dont know the answer to that but its quite plausible

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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    they drive the children for one thing. Whats more harried than a working mother late to pick up the kids
    Seriously? I'm EXTRA cautious and careful while my children are in the car with me And my husband drives the kids places all the time - it's not like it's a 'woman-only' thing to do. Seems extremely tragic if you're suggestion is accurate - geesh.

    But I can only speak for myself - in many ways I apparently don't represent the average female.

    But things I can tell you are found to be a hazard while driving: driving in flip flops or stilettos and other shoes that inhibit foot-control.

    Differences between my husband and I while driving? He's more 'cop-aware' - I swear he can see these suckers from 10 miles away. I rarely speed knowing that I won't be able to avoid a ticket since I lack the good looks His visual acuteness to detail has spared him many accidents. But still - he scares the crap out of me when he drives eventhough he's never had an accident because he's an aggressive driver and is always riding on people's tail.
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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    I don't know why this crossed my mind, but women tend to live longer than men, and have their faculties in tact until older than men. This means, in theory, there are more women on the road in general than there are men.

    The statistic may be true but it doesn't really matter to me. I've seen crazy drivers of all walks of life, and been hit by them. I've been in three car accidents in my life as a driver. In all three I was the victim, and in all three the people who hit me were men. One wasn't even wearing his seat belt and was lucky to not have serious injuries. But you don't see me going around trying to blame the entire male gender for making the road more dangerous.

    I find the OP disingenuous.

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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Actually, my suspicion is that, while women may be involved in more minor accidents, guys probably cause more serious and even fatal crashes.
    Do you read ........... anything?????


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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    I see far more males talking on a cell and driving, usually while on the job (ie... truck drivers, taxi drivers, limo drivers, etc).

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    Re: It's official! Women drivers ARE more dangerous behind the wheel, scientists disc

    There is a certain amount of scientific basis for this. It has to do with perceptual differences in typical male and female brains.

    When discussing anything about what's typical, it obviously needs to be said that individuals vary. Any individual may have any combination of brain traits and may fall, over-all, anywhere along the spectrum. But it's more common for a given sex to have these sorts of traits.

    Men tend to have better depth perception than women. I forget the exact term (maybe spacial organization or something), but women tend to have better and faster object identification. Just differences in how well and how fast typical male and female brains compute these things. Having less acute depth perception can certainly make a difference on the road.

    It's interesting to know this sort of thing. I'm typically female-brained in this way. I don't drive, but my male counterparts are more likely to accurately judge a given distance than I am from observation.

    So, it's certainly conceivable that women may be more prone to accidents in cases where they have to judge what's going on at an intersection, changing lanes, or certain parking situations. But this may be canceled out by the increased recklessness that younger men have on the road, which is why women's insurance is generally cheaper.
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