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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-23-2006 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
From Hemmings email:

Newsflash: Women are safer drivers
In a study published in the lighthearted and easy-to-read journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, researcher Richard Tay from the University of Calgary studied accident and fatality rates by age groups. The paper, "Ageing drivers: Storm in a Teacup?" has as its primary focus the effects of an aging population of drivers, but in doing so contains a statistical analysis of all drivers by sex and age. All men are far more likely than women to suffer a fatal accident, but 33-year-old women turn out to be the winners in the always-popular "Driver-fatalities-per-distance-traveled-by-age-groups" competition, with about 4 deaths per 621 million miles. In fact, women ages 20 through 65 were found to be about twice as safe as men of any age, with an average of about five fatal accidents to about seven for men through that age range.
A semi-related study on driver distraction from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute sheds some light on the myth of the female driver. The research from Michigan suggests that eating, drinking, grooming and talking to passengers while driving are high-risk activities at least as dangerous (if not more so) as talking on a cell phone, and that "women and younger drivers (30 and under) were more likely to engage in secondary tasks. Female drivers were much more likely to converse with passengers, but men had higher rates of cell phone use and grooming behaviors."
If women in the safest-on-the-road category are also the most likely to engage in distracting behavior, only one conclusion can be drawn: Young women are the most skilled drivers. NASCAR and insurance companies, take note.
Incidentally, the Accident Analysis and Prevention study concluded "that increasing the number of licensed drivers among senior citizens, aged 60 and above, would not result in an increase in the number of fatal crashes."
- By David B. Traver Adolphus

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-23-2006 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
This poll must have been based only on women who did not drive SUV's and mini-vans.

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68 Coop
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posted 02-23-2006 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Hell they should have included my GF, she damaged 2 vehicles within 10 days of each other.
EDIT: Now that I think about it, the last accident I was in was with a young woman that pulled out in front of me. The poll is a little biased I think anyway.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-23-2006 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
This poll must have been based only on women who did not drive SUV's and mini-vans.


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