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Why do 25% more men than women pass the driving test each year?

In 2019, 25% more men than women took and passed their driving test (55,876 vs 44,614 respectively).

Experts at the newly launched online insurance broker Missquote.ie say that while statistics indicate that women drivers have a lower incidence rate than men when it comes to major accidents or fatalities on Irish roads, driving test statistics from the CSO3 do not seem to tally with this higher safety record, given that so many more men than women pass their driving test every year.

The online brokers say they are flagging these anomalies because they believe that unconscious bias and stereotyping might be holding female drivers back.

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