Who Causes More Car Accidents: Men or Women?
Does gender play a role in car accidents?
It's hard to accept, but the old question about who is a worse driver—men or women—continues to persist. No car accident is pleasant, regardless of who is responsible. We did some research to find out who causes more collisions. You may be interested to know which group has a higher collision rate, and the answer may surprise you.
Do men or women drive more?
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute reports that between 1998 to 2007, women were involved in over 50% of the car crashes. That said, men were driving the cars over 50% of the time, and women were only driving about 40% of the time. This does not mean that women are worse drivers, but just that they drive less and are involved in more accidents than men.
Do Women in Car Accidents Drive More?
According to the Federal Highway Administration, men drive 16,550 miles annually, more than women do. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety confirms this finding. On average, women drive 10,142 miles annually, 30% less than men do.
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute reports that there are more women than men with driver's licenses in the United States, 105.7 million to be exact. Since there are more unlicensed men driving than women, these numbers are not surprising. According to the Institute, car crash deaths involving unlicensed male drivers account for 14% of all fatalities, while there are only 9% involving unlicensed women drivers.
Are men or women better Drivers?
Between 1998 and 2007, 68.1% of all car crashes in the United States were caused by women drivers, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. Even though men drove 60% of the time, women drove only 40% of the time, the researchers found. This means that although women drove less often, they were more likely to cause accidents. However, this does not mean women are worse drivers than men. It just means that they are more likely to get into accidents. Why might this be the case?
Are men more likely than women drivers to be involved in fatal car accident?
According to the IIHS, male drivers are more “severe” when it comes to crashes. The Scottish researchers, who conducted a study in 2004, reported that male drivers accounted for 94% of all accidents resulting in death or serious injury.
According to the IIHS, males are more likely to drive without seat belts, drive while intoxicated, and speed. Since 1982, speeding has been a major cause of driver mortality among men, more than among women. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 37,477 males were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2017, while just 13,502 females were killed. The University of Michigan reports that women drive less than their male counterparts. As such, they are in less accidents resulting in death.
Despite the fact that women are more likely to purchase fuel-efficient vehicles, they have a lower chance of surviving car accidents. Why is this the case? Males driving big trucks are responsible for killing more female drivers, resulting in a even survival rate for the genders when cars impact each other of the same size.
What caused it?
Women may find themselves involved in car crashes more often since men drive more frequently than females, resulting in less experience and confidence behind the wheel. Additionally, since women are generally shorter than men and may have a more difficult time seeing at intersections, another reason may be that women are involved in accidents more frequently. In contrast, a 2004 study by Scottish scientists found that men were responsible for 94% of vehicular accidents resulting in death or serious injury.
Who Gets Into More Traffic Infractions Men vs Women?
Less than one third of all traffic violations are given to female car drivers, which means that men get over 70% of all traffic violations. For example, 3,420 men were killed in accidents involving speeding, whereas only 927 women were killed in such accidents.
Are some people more likely to be driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI)?
According to IIHS data, the proportion of intoxicated and crashed male drivers dying has been considerably higher than the proportion of females since 1982. Over 80% of DUIs in the United States in 2010 were committed by males. Males account for only 11% of the adult population but 32% of the DUIs, particularly among males under the age of 34. Thus, men are more likely to drive under the influence of alcohol than women, and cause more accidents related to alcohol.
Who is responsible for more accidents?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, men cause an average of 6.1 million accidents per year in the US, and women cause 4.4 million accidents per year. Even though men are behind the wheel more often, they are responsible for fewer accidents. Women, on average, are involved in slightly more accidents per capita than men. The University of Michigan has stated that female drivers are the main cause of 'fender benders' (non-injury accidents). If women are safer drivers than men in every way, why are they involved in more read end car accidents? There are numerous reasons why women might be involved in more fender benders than men. One reason could be that women are generally more cautious drivers than men. Another reason could be that women are more likely to drive in urban areas, where the risk of getting into an accident is higher.
Do you require a Fresno Auto Accident Lawyer?
No matter who is responsible for an accident, you may end up with a large amount of expenses to make up for. Medical bills and damaged property are just two of the numerous consequences that you may have to deal with. That’s why car accident lawyers are so beneficial—they can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.
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