Driving helps women to feel independent
LEARNING to drive is more important to women in claiming their independence than it is to men.
An Irish School of Motoring (ISM) survey found that two in five Irish women believe learning to drive is the single most important factor in claiming independence. This compared to just 25pc of men.
The survey also found that leaving home was important in claiming independence for both genders.
ISM managing director Karl Walsh said: "From our experience, female drivers are more diligent when it comes to driving. They take more lessons and are very applied.
"It may be that men don't want to make as big a fuss over learning to drive as they feel it is something they're expected to be good at."