Men Vs Women Drivers

June 18, 2009, 12:28 pmautos

Why is it so difficult to believe that women could be better drivers than men?

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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.

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  1. MeM02:35pm Tuesday 14th January 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    "recent passing of automotive media personality Peter Wherrett" I think that was in 2009, or close to 5 years ago. While women can be capable drivers, clearly men do better, almost all professional drivers are males. Be that commercial business or sports. Not that it matters as women are superior in other areas. Be a bit boring if we were all the same.

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  2. James06:25pm Wednesday 18th December 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    ask a woman how far it takes a semi to pull up and then ask them how far it takes a b/double truch to pull up i'll bet you 9 out of 10 have not got a clue that's why we have so many accidents on the road

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  3. 11:49am Wednesday 11th May 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    If women were better drivers then all F1 drivers would be women.Women cant drive for sh1t.

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