Women drivers less likely to be involved in car accidents than men: study

Representative image of a woman driving a car. – Reuters.

A new study has revealed that women are less likely to be involved in road accidents and are also better at controlling a driverless vehicle due to their faster reaction times than men.

The study was carried out by scientists at the University of Newcastle in England, who found that female drivers have more stable wheel control and engage in less reckless maneuvers than their male counterparts.

As reported. Times43 men and 33 women participated in the study, in which they had to use a driving simulator. This indicates that women were able to regain control of the vehicle more quickly than men. Women took an average of 2.45 seconds to take back control of the driverless vehicle, while men took an average of 2.63 seconds.

The research concluded that women are currently less likely to be involved in road accidents than men.

However, women are more likely to fail the driving test than men.