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Who's the better driver men or women

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By Ryan Houston - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –There's the old age question of who are the better drivers men or women? It's certainly debatable.

But there are some statistics out there that give us some insight into driving habits. Statistics show that Women are just a tad bit more careful than men behind the wheel.

They say men, like to take risks and that raises our chances of having more wrecks behind the wheel. Who's the better driver women or men?

"Women definitely," said Driver Kimberly Wilhite. "But I really believe that women are worse drivers than men," Driver Xavier Ferguson. 

And they both had good reasoning behind there answers. "If you pay attention to the people who drive these days it's always the guys in the big trucks going out trying to show out," said Wilhite.

"They're putting on make up they are texting more, their speeding more ,and they have more on their mind," said Ferguson.

So to finally put this age old question to rest. We crunched numbers with Michele Strickland from the highway patrol. "Nationally research indicates men are more likely to take risks," said Michelle Strickland.

 But taking risks doesn't make men worse drivers. It makes men more likely to get a ticket or even be involved in a crash.

"Guys on motorcycles trying to pop wheelie's driving down the road and that's dangerous," said Wilhite. However we also found that women get more tickets for running red lights and making right turns.

"I say 9 out of 10 women driving daily on a cell phone texting and talking," Driver John Smith. And while more women may talk and drive statistics indicate more men drink and drive.

"We feel like we are superman invincible and we can handle it when we really can't," said Ferguson. But whether you're a man or a woman, the best rule is to pay attention to the road and never drive impaired. @

While the age old argument will likely continue between men and women. The truth is we could all use some improvement with our driving.

State troopers say put down your phones, don't drive under the influence, slow down in bad weather, and always wear your seatbelt. @©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   
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