Battle Of The Sexes: Which Gender Is The Safer Driver?

Battle Of The Sexes: Which Gender Is The Safer Driver?

Men and women disagree on a lot of things, but when it comes to which gender is the better driver, there’s one thing most of us can all agree on – women are. But the two sexes do have something to learn from each other when it comes to driving.

This information is coming to us via the latest MetLife Auto & Home American Safety Pulse Poll. It finds that only 39 percent of men believed they are safer drivers than women, while 35 percent of these men were unsure which gender drives safer. Not so for women – 51 percent said they were safer drivers than men and only 24 percent were undecided.

Men have the edge on women when it comes to how much they know about safety-related automotive technologies that have come to pass this decade. Take electronic stability control as an example: 58 percent of men knew what this safety feature was for, compared to the 26 percent that did. And 24 percent of these men how electronic stability control helped to make people safer drivers, versus 13 percent of women.

As for what technology features they want in their next car, men and women are pretty much in agreement. More women than men (57 percent vs. 53 percent) want a car with state-of-the-art technology upgrades. Technologies that top the list for women and men (respectively) are: GPS (65 percent vs. 61 percent); forward collision warning (60 percent vs. 53 percent); and rear-view cameras (58 percent vs. 53 percent).

What do you think? Are women safer drivers than men? And what can the sexes learn form each other when it comes to driving safety? Let us know in the comments section below.