Saturday 18 November 2017

Women 'lack sense of direction'

Many women admit that their sense of direction is not very good
Many women admit that their sense of direction is not very good

Almost half (47%) of women drivers reckon their sense of direction is not very good, according to a poll.

As many as 25% often get lost while driving and, of these, two in three lose their way in their own home town, the survey from courier company Boxby.co.uk found.

Of the men surveyed, 85% believed their sense of direction was very good, with only 11% reckoning it could do with some improvement.

However, some women polled disagreed with the male assessments, with 35% of females stating the men they knew had trouble with directions quite often.

A total of 1,087 women and 870 men were polled, with the survey showing that 72% of men preferred to drive on rather than stop to ask for directions - a trait considered annoying by 75% of women.

The poll also found that 29% of women admitted they had asked a partner or friend to park their car, with 42% saying they would drive past a space in a car park if it looked too difficult to get into.

In contrast, two thirds of men said they had never been beaten by a parking space.

As many as 78% of women thought they were good map readers, with 53% believing they were better than men in this area. A total of 72% of men said they did not feel they needed maps or sat navs.

Boxby.co.uk managing director Sandra Patterson said: "There's no doubt that there is a certain stereotype surrounding female drivers, which is a real shame.

"I think our study proves that men often think they are the stronger sex when it comes to driving, especially in terms of confidence."

Press Association

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