Who Drives Better?


The battle of the sexes has now taken to the street! We want to know — who drives better: teen boys or teen girls?

Statistically, teens, no matter their sex, are more likely to take risks while driving in comparison to experienced drivers. However, teen girls get better rates on insurance because most people believe teen boys are more aggressive on the road.

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, “‘Twenty years ago, it cost twice as much to insure a male teen driver as a female,’ said Thomas DeFalco, an actuary at the New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. ‘Today, young men pay between 20 percent and 30 percent more than young women.’”

Why the discrepancy? Studies show that male drivers tend to get in more accidents. A study by the CDC in 2006 showed that “the motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers ages 15 to 19 was almost two times that of their female counterparts.”

Despite these driving statistics, girls admit to driving fast and distracted like boys in various surveys.

So, who drives better? You tell us.

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