ARE MEN OR WOMEN BETTER DRIVERS?

A review of the literature and an analysis of Texas accident data have been combined to study the differences between male and female driving exposure, accident-involvement patterns, accident rates, and crash responsibility. Factors considered include miles driven, day of week, time of day, type of road, age of driver, accident severity, and type of violation. The primary findings are that men and women drive under very different circumstances, and that any difference between their accident rates merely reflects a difference between two sets of exposure variables, rather than a difference between the quality of male and female driving performance. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Weber, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.
  • Serial:
    • HIT Lab Reports
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM