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From earlier days, everyone has pushed the stereotype portraying women as bad drivers, but as any dude who has even bought car insurance knows, men pay more for car insurance because providers prefer female drivers. Over the course of his lifetime, CBS News reports, a man could pay $15,000 more for driver's insurance than a woman.
These statistics may seem rooted in another stereotype as bad as "women suck at driving," but the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and other organisations all have records of men causing more road accidents than women.
The IIHS, a nonprofit created by car insurance companies to decrease accidents, compiled 2015 accident date based on gender.
"Men typically drive more miles than women and more often engage in risky driving practices including not using safety belts, driving while impaired by alcohol, and speeding," the study said. "Crashes involving male drivers often are more severe than those involving female drivers. However, females are more likely than males to be killed or injured in crashes of equal severity, although gender differences in fatality risk diminish with age."
Men cause 6.1 million accidents per year and women cause 4.4 million per year (National Highway Safety Administration)
105.7 million women and 104.3 million men have drivers licenses (University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute)
On average, men drive 16,550 miles and women drive 10,142 miles per year ( Federal Highway Administration)
So men account for roughly 1.73^12 miles driven per year, while women drive a combined total of 1.07^12 miles per year.
That means men drive about 30 percent more miles than women. Yet, they’re implicated in slightly less than 30 percent of car accidents. Men do cause more accidents, but they are actually less at-risk than women, by a small margin.