We’ve all heard people joke about how women are bad drivers. It’s a stereotype based on…well, we don’t really know, actually. Some research shows that a woman driving is in fact safer than a man! Specifically, a University of Michigan study revealed that 53% of women can center their cars while backing into a parking space (compared to just 25% of men, by the way), and women are 27% less likely than men to cause an accident.
The experts are pretty much all in agreement that women are actually safer drivers than men. 4AutoInsuranceQuote CEO, James Shaffer says, “It’s almost scary how bad the average American man is at driving. Blame it on whatever you want —high testosterone, higher propensity to take risks, or higher levels of aggression, but the fact remains—men simply make too many mistakes behind the wheel.” So why the stereotype about the woman driver? Well, there are some habits we have behind the wheel that are a little less safe and a lot more annoying for our co-pilots as well as other people on the road. With that in mind, here are 17 ways (sorry) that you probably give women in cars a bad rap by driving like a girl.
1. You go too slow. Some would say that the typical woman driver goes faster than a couple miles per hour below the speed limit.
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