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4 reasons why women are excellent drivers

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From Alamo Rent A Car

Happy International Women’s Day!

How many times have you heard someone say that “women are bad drivers”?

With the excitement of International Women’s Day upon us, we are taking a closer look at one of the most common stereotypes related to women. To refute the misperception that women are bad drivers, Alamo Rent A Car, the largest car rental company in the world, shares four reasons why women are excellent drivers.

  • Women are safe drivers. While men are more likely to take risks behind the wheel, women tend to be more courteous and considerate. Women tend to approach potential hazards cautiously, use their mirrors correctly, and slow down at yellow lights, ultimately causing fewer accidents compared to men.
  • Women drive with finesse. In a 2015 study, woman drivers comfortably beat men in a series of driving tests. Women also tend to be cited for fewer traffic violations compared to men.
  • Motherly instincts. Estrogen contributes to a woman’s natural tendency to protect those around her, making them more likely to steer clear of accident-causing behaviors.
  • Women have long attention spans. A survey conducted by the Institute of Transport Economics found that young men were among the most likely to report distraction. Estrogen in women, on the other hand, leads to longer attention spans and the ability to focus on important things, even when distracted. As a group, women drivers also tend to listen more effectively and are more open to learning when compared to men.

So, the next time someone tells you that you drive like a girl, take it as a compliment.


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