Source: The Mercury, 4 November, 1994, p.5
Women motorists who crash risk more serious injuries because they drive smaller cars and tend to be involved in multiple vehicle pile-ups, a new study has found. Women are also more likely to be killed in urban and congested areas while travelling during the day. The findings of the Feder- al Office of Road Safety study, A Comparison of Fat- al Crashes Involving Male and Female Car Drivers, put beyond doubt the longstand- ing claim that women are safer drivers. It found women were less likely to be killed than men because they drove at lower speeds and tended to wear seat belts. Also, women engaged in less risk-taking behaviour such as speeding and drink- driving than men.
Where to next?
Student Questions for this article
Teacher Discussion of this article
Index - Related articles
Index - Chance and Basic Probability
Numeracy in the News - Main Index