Women are safer drivers than men according to new research in Spain
The DGT (Directorate General for Traffic) in Spain may have the answer to the age-old question, who are better drivers, men or women? Data reveals that 60% of female drivers have never received any type of traffic penalty, and 3 to 4 times the number of men lose their lives in road traffic accidents than women.
Patricia Pérez, a DGT psychologist, explained "It is true that men make more road journeys than women, but there are also gender differences in risk-taking and patterns of injuries caused by accidents."
The same conclusion was also reached by the 2017 study ‘Women drivers in Spain’. The study found, "female drivers show a more favourable accident profile than male drivers, with more respectful behaviour for traffic regulations, which translated into a lower number of infractions, in general."
Women in the motor industry.
Last week on International Women's Day, the #EllasConducen initiative took on an extra significance towards its goal of a more equal society. The study showed that 87.2% of Spaniards believe that the inclusion of women in the motor industry should be encouraged more actively.
"With initiatives like this, we break barriers and stereotypes that accompany women in the automotive world and promote improvements in the personal and work lives of the women with whom we work," said Mónica Román, International Marketing and Communication in Help in Action.
Another noteworthy fact is that only 1 in 10 men surveyed think that the professional role of women in the automotive industry is limited to executive and administrative work. “Thanks to the work of visibility and joint awareness of men and women, the barriers for females within the automotive sector are beginning to crumble.”
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