The recent passing of automotive media personality Peter Wherrett got me thinking. When he said he believed women were better drivers than men, there was uproar amongst his peers and people generally.
Why is it so difficult to believe that women could be better drivers than men? Or is this belief just a thing of the past? So I jumped onto my trusty friend, YouTube, to look for some answers. It seems that this is the place where people openly share their views on this topic via their videos.
I typed in "women drivers" and there were 4,760 videos with this in the title. I then typed "men drivers" and there were only 1,640 videos. Less than half!! Not surprising that most of the videos were having a go at the opposite sex for the lack of driving ability. But not satisfied with this result, I typed in "female drivers" and "male drivers". Sure enough, there were 4 times more videos for the females than the males: 2,570 vs 587 once again dedicated to mocking the opposite sex.
It appears that people still get a chuckle out of gender differences behind the wheel, particularly when it comes to unfortunate scenarios when a female is in the driver's seat. So, just to buck the trend, I've dug out a funny video of a parking manoeuvre performed by, you guessed it, a male.