Do women drive worse than men? A study answers the question

Author: Clark Tos
2023-02-26 18:57:02

It's official: women are less dangerous than men behind the wheel. In any case, this is what the provisional death toll on the roads confirms.

It is well known: women are accused of being bad drivers. A sexist cliché that above all amuses the male sex. However, the provisional road death toll in 2022 says otherwise.

Result: men are more dangerous than women at the wheel. Indeed, the latter are more victims of road accidents. route . Also according to the annual road safety report, nearly four out of five people killed on the roads were men.

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The situation is more worrying among 14/24 year olds

But that's not all ! The situation is more worrying among young people aged 14 to 24.“ Young people aged 18-24 are among the most at risk: 552 killed and 2,700 seriously injured “, details the document.

On their side, ' 14-17 year olds, although they are no longer at increased risk of being killed (98 deaths in 2022), are however particularly at risk of being seriously injured (1,600 seriously injured) ».

« Road Safety calls on men to realize that in cars, motorcycles, bicycles and even on foot, for equivalent kilometers travelled, they kill themselves considerably more than women. ».

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Another important point, the increase in cyclist mortality is 30% compared to 2019, with 244 people killed (+57 compared to 2019) and more seriously injured (2,600).

Finally, users of EDPM (personal transport device) “ experience a sharp increase in their accident rate '. A total of 34 scooter users died in 2022, compared to 10 in 2019.

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Source : Feminine