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#1 Hum

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:15

Women have passed men on the nation's roads. More women than men now have driver's licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say is likely to have safety and economic implications.

If current trends continue, the gap will only widen. The share of teens and young adults of both sexes with driver's licenses is declining, but the decline is greater for young men, according to a study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. The study looked at gender trends in driver's licenses between 1995 and 2010.

"The changing gender demographics will have major implications on the extent and nature of vehicle demand, energy consumption, and road safety," predicted Michael Sivak, co-author of the study. Women are more likely than men to purchase smaller, safer and more fuel-efficient cars; to drive less, and to have a lower fatality rate per distance driven, he said.

Rising Internet usage may be part of the reason for the decline in the share of young drivers, especially young men, Sivak said. A previous study by the transportation institute published earlier this year found that countries that have higher Internet usage also have a lower licensure rate of teens and young adults.

"There is some suggestive evidence that Internet contact is reducing the need for personal contact," he said.

Male drivers outnumbered women drivers from the moment the first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908, the year the automobile became popular, and through most of the last century.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:18

Thats why accidents are increasing every year!!!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:20

Obvious inequality. What is the government going to do about it?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:39

That explains everything. :)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:47

We (men) are too afraid to get on the road with them. :p

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:16

I think more women, than men, are yacking on the cell phones too, while driving.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:31

I think more women, than men, are yacking on the cell phones too, while driving.


You've noticed that too, huh?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:36

No it's old people that we are needing to worry about according to Inrix!!!! a certain south park episode comes into mind....

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:36

No it's old people that we are needing to worry about according to Inrix!!!! a certain south park episode comes into mind....

Yes old people with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. I've had the unfortunate encounter with a couple of them in my time.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 13:37

Yes old people with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. I've had the unfortunate encounter with a couple of them in my time.


Ouch! Please tell us!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:53

Young men's insurance price might be a factor

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 16:59

Young men's insurance price might be a factor


This BS exists in Canada too?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:31

Young men's insurance price might be a factor

It certainly is a factor that didn't exactly push me to getting a license.

I have yet to get a license and let's not talk about owning a car here. :laugh:

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:39

Young men's insurance price might be a factor

This.

I've seen more women than men on their phones, applying makeup, eating all while driving but they still get the cheaper insurance rates.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:42

We need one price for everyone.
Only if you SHOW you're irresponsible you should get charged more.

Everything else is a load of prejudice and sexism.

It's not like a young man is physically incapable of being a responsible driver.

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