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Who are the Better Drivers?…Men or Women?

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Men or Women, Who are the better drivers? Insurance wise of course!

In a recent New York Times article series about the difference between male and female drivers across the globe, the verdict seems to be in. Women drivers get the prize for being safer drivers overall, on the road. But this doesn’t come as a big surprise to most people in the insurance industry..

When insurance companies compare the number of accidents and claims reported by men vs. women, the results show that men report a much higher number of accidents than women, regardless of education or income level.

Why are men involved in so many more accidents? The Times article series reports that men are more likely to ignore traffic signals, to honk their horns, to rudely gesture at other drivers, and to be involved in tragic accidents. (Ouch fellas!)

But, we hate to put all men in the same boat. Although men may be charged slightly more for auto insurance, there are a lot of ways to help decrease the costs. Drivers who complete a Driver Safety or Defensive Driver class, for example, may be eligible to save up to 15% on their bi-annual premium. Also, simply practicing safe driving can help reduce rates as most insurance companies will reward good drivers each year they remain accident and claim free. Weigh In Below!

Written by Cape Coral Insurance Center

April 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

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