Michael A. Ferraro, Esq., P.C.
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Does gender affect how people drive?

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2022 | Speeding tickets |

If you went outside right now, you would likely find two people who drive very similarly, regardless of their gender. 

Gender doesn’t have to play an inherent role in people’s driving, however, when you look at the big picture and consider the overall statistics, there are certainly differences in the way that the two genders drive.

Here’s what you should know:

Do men or women speed more often? 

It is more likely that men will be involved in fatal accidents than women, so it is often said that driving is more of a risk for men. As you may suspect, speeding does play a role here. Studies have found that men are more likely to break the speed limit than women. 

It’s also been found that reckless driving behaviors are more common with men, such as passing aggressively or engaging in street racing. Reckless driving could also just include excessive speeding, such as driving 100 miles an hour for the thrill of it. This is much different than accidentally increasing to 80 miles an hour while going down a hill on the interstate.

Why do people do it? 

There are many different reasons for speeding, including the fact that some people just drive recklessly constantly. They don’t even think of it as speeding because they just pay attention to traffic around them and where they’re trying to go, not the speed limits that are in place.

It is interesting to note that “saving time” or “trying to get somewhere quickly” are common reasons people give for speeding. However, it doesn’t really make a difference. One study claimed that speeding only decreased the time of an average trip by less than two minutes. If you have a speeding ticket, it may be important to understand exactly what legal steps you can take.