DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Who are worst drivers — men or women? The latest study seems to point a finger in the direction of the ladies.
With a YouTube search you’ll find “The Worst Driver Ever” is a woman who attempts to make a simple left turn but runs into a gate and rolls over. The video has been viewed more than 5-point-6 million times.
But Clay Drury, a second generation owner of “Like-Nu Auto Body & Paint” in Dallas, doesn’t think ALL women deserve the “bad driver” rap.
“Women tend to have little bumps and scrapes and minor accidents. It’s just cosmetic,” Drury explained.
A recent study, out of the University of Michigan, appears to say for the time they spend on the road, there are more crashes among two drivers who’re women than two drivers who’re men.
Other studies show that men are the more dangerous drivers.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety and The Quality Planning Corporation found…
Men were ticketed three times more than women for things like reckless driving and DUI’s. They were ticketed almost twice as much as women for things like failing to yield and stop sign or signal violations.
“It’s all or nothing with the men. Men seem to, well, they tear-up the whole front end,” Drury said.
“This is what men do, yes,” Autna Darthard laughed.
Darthard, standing in the parking lot of Like-Nu Body and Paint said her 17-year-old son wrecked her new car.
“He was turning a corner on his way home,” Darthard said.
Darthard has a theory why she thinks women are better drivers than men.
“Well, women may get into the small, the little fender benders because their reaction time I think is FASTER than men,” she said.
You could say it’s all about the perspective, just like every new study that comes out about men and women drivers.