Do you think that women are worse drivers?

@youless (91494)
Guangzhou, China
March 16, 2012 12:48am CST
It seems that sometimes when people know that the driver is a female, then they will think that she doesn't drive well. Is that true? Why people think that? Perhaps women can't stay calm and emotional and often make a mess when there is an accident?
12 responses
@arviez (183)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
I don't underestimate the power of women and I believe that they are the best driver in the world cause they are gentle to their approach although they are emotional but does not make them bad driver. I feel safe more with women driver and I'm proud of them. Kudos to all women out there who don't have fear to drive their way out of life.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Mar 12
I think women are much more careful. And they hardly will drive when they are drunk.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Mar 12
I think some may think that, yes. But my personal experience tells me that there are men who are bad drivers. I was married to a man that would use his knees to drive and eat at the same time. I also have known of men who make their business calls in the care while driving. So it isn't just women.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 12
Men tend to do something dangerous to show they are really good at driving.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Mar 12
Yes, they do and to me the danger makes them not good drivers. Putting others and themselves in danger doesn't make for a good driver.
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@tagakolo (46)
• United States
22 Mar 12
Some women are worse driver but some are not.I am a woman and i admit i am not a good driver but i am very careful because i know when i get into the driver seat i am the one who is responsible.But i've known some very good women drivers they are not aggressive and they know how to control their emotions during heavy traffic.I think the concept of a female driver does not drive well depends on the culture or which country did you came from.Like here in the U.S.everybody have their own car so women over here already know how to drive since they were in high school.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Mar 12
Being careful to drive is already good enough.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
22 Mar 12
Yes, that's the general perception. I wonder why.There are bad (and good) drivers in both men and women. I'm just learning to drive..so won't comment about myself. But my younger sister drives very well. Last week when we were returning from a movie, a motorcyclist banged into her car. When he saw that it was a woman, he tried to argue. She stood her ground and proved that he was the one who took the wrong turn.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 12
Many Mylotters said that women are better drivers
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 12
i really hate that thought + general assumption by people !! i am a lady-driver - i will state very proudly that i am a very, very good driver = better than some men.. a good driver is NOT DETERMINED by the GENDER.. it simply depends on the PERSON DRIVING.. i have come across LOADS of MEN who are POOR DRIVERS - not just driving skills but totally lack of driving etiquette and good manners, with reckless and dangerous driving, or just road-bullys who dont really care other people's safety.. i really hope that people would stop this kind of outlook against women drivers.. please !!!
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar 12
Probably most people who judge women are worse drivers are all men
@maratus (184)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 12
No, I don't think so. If woman practice a lot they gonna be expert driver even can more expert than man. Plus woman is more careful and more paying attention of any signal so woman driver are not always worse...,
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 12
Many people in Mylot said that women are better drivers
17 Mar 12
If you want to know whether women tend to be better or worse drivers than men, ask an insurance company. Women pay lower premiums on their car insurance, which should tell you something. As a matter of fact, I get a decent discount on my car insurance because I've still got a former girlfriend listed on my insurance as the second driver - and she's only got a provisional driving licence!
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 12
This is a good proof
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
16 Mar 12
No women not worse driver I think women are good driver than man. Now man driver are doing more accident. Some man are talked on phone while driving some man are drive the vehicle with drink.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 12
Perhaps that is a racism from male drivers
@ithek15 (119)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
i want to disagree on that..yeah that is true that female are emotional and easily to panic but that doesnt mean we are worse driver.. when i always watch a news,man are always the drivers when they occured accident..isn that right,? heheehe
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 12
You are right
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
I am male but I don't think women are worse drivers than men. It all depends really on road training and driving experience. In fact I happen to think women tend to be more careful drivers than men. I have a lady friend, though, who can prove to you the exact opposite, so I just put on the seat belt when I am with her. And pray silently. Hahaha...
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 12
You are a gentleman
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
Yes, I heard about that too before. I think it is not true in my opinion. hehehehe I am a woman and I drive everyday, yes I don't drive fast. It is better to drive slow and carefully and I am a very courteous driver also. ;-)
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 12
I am also a woman and therefore I don't think it is true, too
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
16 Mar 12
Maybe women are more under the control of their emotions, but they are often more careful drivers too. We had an accident sitting in one car with a female driver, and it was miraculous how we survived it. The accident was not her fault, a car came in our lane. I have read that men and women see differently. Women have better periferic sight, which allows them to see the traffic better around them in the daylight. While men see better in dimensions, so they drive better at night than women. I don't think this makes anyone a better or worse driver.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 12
I think at least less women get drunk and then drive.