Why are women better drivers than men?

First Published 10, Sep 2020, 3:55 PM

 Women are less likely to be distracted while driving than men. Researchers suggested that young men and extroverted or neurotic people are more prone to distraction.

<p>Women are less likely to be distracted while driving than men, according to a study which debunks stereotypes about ladies being bad drivers.<br />
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Women are less likely to be distracted while driving than men, according to a study which debunks stereotypes about ladies being bad drivers.
 

<p>Researchers suggested that young men and extroverted or neurotic people are more prone to distraction. Ole Johansson, from the Institute of Transport Economics in Norway, surveyed a large group of high-school students and a group of adults.<br />
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Researchers suggested that young men and extroverted or neurotic people are more prone to distraction. Ole Johansson, from the Institute of Transport Economics in Norway, surveyed a large group of high-school students and a group of adults.
 

<p>The surveys covered a variety of topics, including the frequency and type of distractions the participants experience during driving, their attitudes and intentions around driver distractions, and their personalities.<br />
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The surveys covered a variety of topics, including the frequency and type of distractions the participants experience during driving, their attitudes and intentions around driver distractions, and their personalities.
 

<p>"I found that young men were among the most likely to report distraction," said Johansson in the study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.</p>

"I found that young men were among the most likely to report distraction," said Johansson in the study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.

<p>"Others more prone to distraction include those who drive often, and those with neurotic and extroverted personalities," said Johansson.<br />
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"Others more prone to distraction include those who drive often, and those with neurotic and extroverted personalities," said Johansson.
 

<p>People who felt that distracted driving was more socially acceptable, or that it was largely beyond their control, were also more likely to report distracted driving.</p>

People who felt that distracted driving was more socially acceptable, or that it was largely beyond their control, were also more likely to report distracted driving.

<p>"Tailored interventions to reduce driver distraction could focus on at-risk groups, such as young males with bad attitudes to distracted driving and a low belief that they can control their distraction," he said.</p>

"Tailored interventions to reduce driver distraction could focus on at-risk groups, such as young males with bad attitudes to distracted driving and a low belief that they can control their distraction," he said.

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