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Exposing the myth: Women running best

It is a deep-rooted prejudice that women can not drive a car. But the overused figure of speech probably is not so much truth itself.

In the latest Transportvaneundersøgelse and Directorate ulykkesstatistik, who has investigated the danes ' travel behaviour from 2017-2019, talking numbers namely his clear language.

Out from the kønsdifferentieret accident rates men are involved in twice as many accidents compared to women. Eight out of ten people killed in traffic in 2019 were also men.

It is to debunk the myth that women are worse behind the wheel, for if you ask the head of department for road Safety the Danish road directorate, women are far safer drivers than men.

- Men tops unfortunately ulykkesstatistikken in the study. We have noted that it may well be that men more often are sitting behind the wheel than women, but it shows not necessarily a correlation in relation to the proportion of accidents, says Marianne Foldberg Steffensen, who points out that the Danish road directorate does not have a desire to create discord between men and women.

For it is true that there are more men, whizzing on the road, but search in the accidents, men are generally more represented in traffic accidents on a nationwide level. This is also applicable for cykelulykker.

According to the survey, men have, on average, a journey time of 46 miles per. day (43 kilometers with motorized modes of transport), while women, on average, have a journey time of 35 kilometers per. day (of which 32 kilometres by motorised transport).

the Same survey also shows that men spent 59 minutes in traffic on an average day (of which 42 minutes in motorized transport), while women spent 55 minutes (including 36 minutes in motorized transport).

Marianne Foldberg Steffensen mention furthermore, that women are more willing to leave the driving to the man, because men are brought up with a belief that 'they will not be run by a woman'.

- In a hypothetical example, where there are more women with driving licences in the car and only a man is present, he will certainly rather take as a leading. But it changes enough in the coming generations.

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the driving Instructor must tailor their teaching according to whether it is a female or male student, considers Marianne Foldberg Steffensen. Photo credit:Shutterstock

Marianne Foldberg Steffensen hope, that we with the latest knowledge can make targeted campaigns against men, so they may be more cautious and thus have the statistics to go the right way.

- It is important that we become aware of the problem. For example, as instructors know, okay, there IS actually a difference between men and women's ways to run the car on, tell the department head, who does not believe that the theory of teaching must necessarily be different.

- We can see that men are more risk-averse and are more likely to drive drunk driving than women, says Marianne Foldberg Steffensen.

as regards the parkeringsevne and the possible presence of the 'car-dents', considers Marianne Foldberg Steffensen, that she is not the right one to come up with a valid conclusion.

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