To celebrate International Women’s Day next Sunday, telematics insurance pioneer, drive like a girl, has released new data that shows women trump their male counterparts behind the wheel.
drive like a girl’s data from in-car telematics shows age plays a significant role in the likelihood of speeding.
The younger the age group, the higher the difference in speeding occurrences. And staggeringly, 17-year-old men speed 130% more than women of the same age.
It is not until motorists hit their thirties that men begin to take their foot off the accelerator, with the difference compared to women drivers dropping to 32%.
On average in the UK, men speed 94% more than women. There’s also a regional trend at play. Men in Scotland speed 59% more than women and men in Wales speed 76% more than women.
Kelly Wilkins, Head of Customer Service, drive like a girl said, “Speed is the single biggest contributor to driving risk – and the one thing that every driver has control over. Yet it seems to be the biggest differentiator between young women and men driving safely.”