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29th Aug 2018

Women are officially better drivers than men, according to a new study

Jade Hayden

Breaking news this afternoon.

Except not really, because honestly, who among us is really surprised?

There are many, many things in this world that women are better at than men and as it turns out, driving is officially one of them.


New research has shown that between driving test pass rates, motoring offences, insurance claims and driving habits, women are just better all round. And we’d believe it, yeah. compiled a load of data recently and discovered that the gals are indeed the better sex when it comes to all things behind the wheel.

According to them, although women are more likely to fail their driving test the first time round (30 percent compared to 23 percent), women were still better and safer drivers in general.

Of almost 600,000 motoring offences committed in England and Wales, almost 80 percent of them were committed by men.

Similarly, more men commit most driving offences than women do in general.

It rarely depends on what the offence is, but men tend to come out on top. Or on bottom, depending on what way you look at it.

When it comes to speeding, men outnumber women 3:1. As well as this, twice as many men are caught without tax or insurance, and there are five men for every woman caught driving under the influence.

Men are also 31 percent more likely to smoke at the wheel over women, and 77 percent more likely to tailgate another driver.

We could go on.

And although these stats might be coming from the UK, we could probably go ahead and assume that the situation here in Ireland wouldn’t be all that different.

We’re claiming this victory anyway. Sorry, lads.