Wednesday 28 September 2016

Irish women are better drivers than men research finally reveals

Published 07/04/2015 | 11:36

Irish females have proven to be better drivers than their male counterparts
Irish females have proven to be better drivers than their male counterparts

Women are often the brunt of stereotypical jokes when it comes to driving ability but new research has shown that Irish females are actually better drivers than their male counterparts.

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When it comes to accelerating, hard breaking and cornering female drivers triumph over the male drivers of Ireland, 69pc of who partake in the dangerous act of over accelerating.

The study found that women who work in the science and engineering fields are the most conscious female drivers with 72pc deemed to be safe drivers.

Male teachers are the most conscious Irish men on the road with 71pc of these passing the study’s safe test.

The study, carried out by Insurance provider No Nonsense, recently introduced Smart Driver a tool which analyses a drivers habits over six months and rewards those who are ‘safe’.

The tool found that women are significantly less likely to brake harshly than men.

General Manager of No Nonsense Jackie McMahon said: “Smart driver was the first Irish product that allowed promising drivers to prove, over an extended period, that they were safe drivers and that they should benefit from lower premiums. If you are safer you should pay less that cuts out the nonsense.

“It is also the first time we have had this level of data on Irish driving. Throughout the programme we have given drivers their own data, which has helped them see where they can improve their driving and road safety.

“The only people who see the individual drivers’ data are the driver and No Nonsense.”

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