• ube Posted: 3/18/2010 11:41am PDT

    This goes against every stereotype about women drivers, what a crushing blow.

  • Nomics Posted: 3/18/2010 11:57am PDT

    Better at avoiding serious/fatal accidents (or the situations that get you into them), definitely. But it's that same aggression and refusal to listen to the sane voice of safety that makes men better race drivers (on the whole; all generalizations are subject to exceptions, just as some men are very safe, non-aggressive drivers). Still, I'd definitely rather hop into a car with my girlfriend than most of my male buddies, for precisely the reason noted.

  • Fizz Posted: 3/18/2010 12:22pm PDT

    I never understood why men get such high marks for their driving skills. Most of the guys I know have had more tickets, more accidents and more expensive insurance premiums. Don't think it is because they are on the road more-they can't compete with Moms shuttling kids around!

  • Eric Berlin Posted: 3/18/2010 1:46pm PDT

    I never heard the term Hollywood Stops before, is that a "thing" ?

  • Emergency Outsmart Posted: 3/18/2010 2:35pm PDT

    I think surveys also show that men even more than women all rate themselves as Better-Than-Average drivers. Those jerkballs from New Jersey undoubtedly do, and look how much time they spend at 80 mph about a foot away from someone's rear bumper.

  • Damien Thomas Posted: 3/18/2010 4:45pm PDT

    Hey, what's wrong with Comedy clubs?
    Anyway, when riding along with my sister driving it seems like she is pretty clueless to the road rules but at the end of the day she has never had a ticket nor an accident in the 10 years she's been driving. I on the other hand have had a string of tickets and a couple of accidents - mostly because I was being pretty stupid/selfish on the road. I know I'd rather ride along with a girl driving but then again, I'd probably get very bored :-)

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 3/19/2010 5:22am PDT

    @Eric: A "Hollywood Stop" is a rolling stop at an intersection. It's a term that my dad and his buddies have always used, so I assumed it was, in fact, a "thing", but maybe not so much.

  • Car Girl Posted: 3/19/2010 9:33pm PDT

    Ladies should be in the driver seat, we play nice.