Men cause more car accidents


The issue of cause and effect is important in this article. While the headline claims men cause more accidents than women there is a later claim that engine size is associated with more accidents. The claim of a "direct correlation between engine size and the likelihood of being involved in a collison" raises a question as to whether it is the engine size or the sex of the driver which is associated with higher accident likelihood. Perhaps it is a combination but we need to be careful about the inferences made from this article.

A related article, Distance travelled key to vehicle accidents, postulates a different possible "cause" for car accidents.


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