Men: Bad Drivers?
According to numerous insurance companies young men around the ages of
16 and 25 years old are not safe drivers. They tend to be more reckless
behind the wheel of a vehicle, compared to young women around the same
age. They are more prone to have an accident than women. According to
traffic analysis, men are more aggressive when driving, and take out
their anger in an direct manner. Age plays an vital role in how safe
men drivers really are. Men are risks takers, and tend to take more
chances on the road. Although most men believe they are better drivers
the facts speak for themselves.
Statistics show that men are more likely to break traffic laws, and receive traffic violations. This and other studies help the insurance companies set their rates when it comes to safe drivers. Men drivers are cited more than 50% that of women for; reckless driving, no seat belts, failure to yield, improper use of turn signals, and many more traffic violations. Let’s not forget DUI’s. Men are also more likely to drive under the influence of alcohol than women. After years of studies, the insurance companies have conducted, on their male and female policyholders, the results spoke for themselves. Men are risk takers, and seems to throw caution to the wind, when it comes to driving.
The study also showed that women are less likely to be at fault in an accident, when compared to men. Insurance companies pay out more money in claims, for men who are involved in accidents, than for women. With all these facts and evidence close at hand the insurance companies have made up their minds; that men are bad drivers, or worse drivers when compared to women. The price quotes that men receive, and the higher insurance premiums they pay, reflects their carelessness when it comes to safe driving. While age does matter, there are a lot of factors that men need to take in consideration when driving. Pay close attention to the speedometer, come to a complete stop when approaching a stop sign, and please, please, DON’T drink and drive.