It's Official: Women Are Better Drivers Than Men, They Just Don't Boast About It

Well, we didn't want to say anything but...

The phrase "women drivers" has been tossed around a lot over the years.

Not often used to signify motorists that are biologically female, but usually hurled about as an insult or an assumption, in the case of poor road skills.

Women make better drivers than men [REX]
Women make better drivers than men [REX]

The assumptions, of course, being that as women, we have some sort of spatial awareness deficiency and no idea what a blind spot is.

Well, as it turns out, the insults are unfounded.

According to a new study, women are officially better drivers on average, than men.

We're just more modest about it.

When put to the test, women comfortably outperformed men in a series of driving trials, which included navigating one of London's busiest obstacles - Hyde Park Corner.

The study, conducted by Privilege Insurance, found that some assumptions about gender were actually true.

Women are more courteous drivers. [REX]
Women are more courteous drivers. [REX]

For example, men were more likely to take risks and cut corners, where women were more likely to be courteous and considerate, as well as careful.

Attitude wasn't the only thing taken into consideration though.

The tests also included speed and steering control, effective observation (such as checking the blind spot), ability to keep appropriate space between your own car and the ones in front and behind, cutting dangerously into traffic, negative impact on other drivers and more...

Overall, women scored 23.6 points out of a possible 30, while men scored an average of only 19.8 points.

In addition to the physical tests, a driver poll was conducted, highlighting the fact that fewer than a third of women think they could be better drivers than men, showing a lack of confidence, probably stemming from the prevailing attitude among men that women aren't any good on the road.

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