Women vs men drivers
Analysis of driving performance of 19,000 drivers has found categorically that women are better drivers than men.
Wunelli, suppliers of telematics to the insurance industry, analysed the 19,000 drivers on over 40 million journeys and 154 million miles of travel - and found categorically that women are better drivers than men.
The analysis shows that women drivers, compared with men:
- drive 5% less on average
- drive 28% less at night
- drive 7% more on familiar roads
- exceed the speed limit 12% less
- brake hard 11% less
- overall are 20% safer
- are less aggressive, more patient and smoother drivers
The company notes that women’s car insurance premiums will rise as a result of the EU Gender Directive coming into play in December 2012 - whereby there must be no difference in traditional car insurance premiums based on gender.
Hence Wunelli concludes that the analysis demonstrates that females drivers could benefit from cheaper premiums if they switched to a telematics-based insurance product. Its Chairman comments 'Telematics-based insurance products mean motorists can be insured based on how they actually drive instead of being based on average behaviour'.
Details from Wunelli below.
Save this on Delicious