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Insurance study finds women are better drivers than men

Women are better drivers than men—or so says a new study by an online auto insurance group that hopes to dispel the long-standing notion that women are bad drivers. Some 80% of all fatal and serious car crashes are caused by male drivers and women are 27% less likely than men to cause auto accidents, the study says. In 2007, statistics reveal men were involved in 6.1 million car accidents while women were involved in 4.4 million.

The study "Women Are Bad Drivers — Fact or Fiction?" compares traffic violation, accident, and insurance price statistics between men and women. The study shows how traffic violations are higher for male drivers in almost every single category from reckless driving, failure to yield, seat belt violations, or speeding. The statistics are reflected in the policy premiums with the average six-month policy for a man costing $765 while the same costs only $698 for a woman. To see the f ...more

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