Atlanta Cars battle of the sexes: who’s the better driver?

Your Atlanta car dealer says, “guess what? It’s not who you’d like to think”. Guys, the next time you feel like commenting on how the ladies are behind the wheel you might want to digest this: “The New York Times reports that a recent study by the Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC) says that men are 50 percent to 100 percent more likely to be behind the wheel in a fatal accident than are our female counterparts.”

You read that right, “Men are 50% to 100% more likely to be behind the wheel in a fatal accident…”. The SIRC theorizes that the reason for is that men just don’t like rules. I’d be inclined to agree.

Not just any rules, mind you. We’re talking driving rules. The NYT cites several studies that show “men are more likely to drink and drive, run a red light, race other drivers and tailgate.” In fact, one study showed that “men were up to four times more likely to drink and drive as women. We’re more aggressive, we’re three times more likely to honk the horn, and we’re statistically proven to be more likely to take risks.”

Here’s an interesting note. The authors of all these studies feel that the reason for our aggression and risk-taking has something to do with our DNA. Apparently, the hunter within each of us compels us to value speed, strength and a solid quarter mile run.

Now ladies don’t start your gloating yet; men aren’t always the worst drivers. One study cited by the Times reportedly showed that women were more likely to get into accidents on a per-mile basis. Okay, so it’s our lone victory, but if you give us this one, we promise to stop and ask for directions at the next gas station…

This is a fun video:


Why want’s to challenge this? Come on guys…let all of us at the Southtowne General Motors Superstore know how you feel.

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