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castlequeen
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 4:59:39 PM

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As a teenager, my brother and I laughed our butts off over the fact that his insurance cost more than mine, but I was waaay more likely to get tickets! I, however, could talk (cry) my way out of tickets well into my 20's. "My father will KILL me if I get a ticket!" I'm still a speed demon today, but only when my daughter's not in the car. Damn it all, I've actually grown up.
Regarding women drivers, the so-called bad women drivers are really just being too cautious. Don't let the car control you, you control the car, girls! Racing women, I like Ashley Force and Muldowney because they EARNED their rides. Danica got her for being "cute" and being willing to pose half naked. Plus, I don't like her snotty attitude, you've had the world handed to you, girl, show a little appreciation. I often wonder if my father had let me race if I'd have done well at it, in various practices, I was always very fast.

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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2012 1:56:36 AM

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OK here is my 2c worth, hehehe. I am the best driver I know and all who know me will back that up. I drive a BMW M3 Frozen which is a high performance vehicle, I have been on three advanced driving courses and plan on doing it every second year to make sure when the situation turns to shit, its not my fault. as far as parking goes, I have had my parking sensors disabled, if you cant park you shouldnt be driving. Thanks for listening, have a nice day.
simplyjohn
Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2012 2:09:44 AM

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I do honestly believe that women, more than men, seem to struggle with gauging the size of the vehicle. So many times here in the UK a lady is driving like a MPV 4x4 and they take too much of the road up and on two ocassions I have found myself scrapping the kerb. Sorry but they dont tend to be very good at parking in my view also.
saracenrider
Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2012 8:20:36 AM

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The worst drivers are certainly young males.

Women are definitely the more careful drivers and men are probably the more capable (technichally and spatially) but I doubt that makes either of them the best.
Buz
Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2012 8:59:44 AM

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My wife has had both of her vehicles in the body shop this past year. Quite expensive fender benders! In both cases she was backing out.

And saracenrider there is a lot to what you say. Its getting that adrenaline rush. I save most of that for my motorcycles. It is a lot of fun getting along wheelie at high speed while going down the highway or interstate. But doing an off road jump? Now that's exciting!

loud_bkr
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 5:44:09 AM

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Oh I agree ......




MarySweets
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 6:35:47 AM

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I am a good driver, never been fined or been in an accident. Then again I'm a nervous driver lol. My fiance on the other hand....from what I can gather he has been to court a few times over his speeding.



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Sol_Invictus
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 8:50:25 AM

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AHHHhahahahahaha....sorry, that wasn't polite. My wife clipped a pylon then said she didn't know how the yellow got on the front of my car (before we were married). I came back from a business trip and looked at the front of her Edge and asked why the paint was missing in a spot, she replied that she had no idea. I don't claim to be a great driver, but I do know when something happens.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:08:58 AM

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Women are only bad at driving because guys tell us ..... this <-------> is 12 inches!!!!
Jane_Awsum
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:55:54 AM

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Debs22 wrote:
Women are only bad at driving because guys tell us ..... this <-------> is 12 inches!!!!


LOL And maybe men tailgate so often because they miscalculate distance based on that same scale!
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 7:13:36 AM

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Are you sure? Cause when my mum drives, I'm basically on my knees praying.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:34:33 AM

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Not in my case as my wife is partialy sighted.........But i do agree in general they are better drivers...
Buz
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:17:27 AM

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I don't think there is any real difference between men and women drivers (other than young guys 16-21 that love to drive really fast.)

People blabbing on cell phones are the huge road hazard. Texting while has already been proven to be much more dangerous than drunken driving. Smoking pot while driving may cause road rage by non-stoned drivers because they don't like being stuck behind someone driving only 20 mph.

Once a lady blabbing on her cell phone drove right into the side of my car while I sat a red light because she couldn't turn the steering wheel with one hand and the other hand holding her phone to her head.

I am all for a law prohibiting hand held cell phone use by drivers.


I found this....

Men vs Women Drivers:
The statistics tell a paradoxical story. According to a controversial study by researchers at the John Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health, women are more likely to be involved in car crashes than men - despite the fact that men are three times more likely to be killed when they do crash.

As reported in the June issue of Epidemiology, American women were involved in 5.7 crashes per million miles driven. Men, on the other hand, clocked up just 5.1 crashes per million miles. Given the fact that men drive an estimated 74 per cent more miles per year than women, the figure is surprising indeed.

"Although risk-taking behaviours may contribute to the excessive injury mortality among men and younger drivers, up to now age and sex discrepancies in death rates from motor vehicle crashes have not been well understood," says lead author Guohua Li, associate professor of emergency medicine.

Using crash statistics gathered by the Fatal Accident Reporting System, the General Estimates System and the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey, the researchers developed an innovative method called "decomposition" to break down the data into new categories and weigh the relative contribution of three variables: crash fatality, incidence density (number of crashes per million miles) and exposure prevalence (annual average miles driven per driver). Until now, the death rate ratio has always been based on just two factors: fatality and accident rates.

The investigators discovered that teenage boys start recklessly, with about 20 per cent more crashes per mile driven than teenage girls. Males and females between the ages of 20 and 35 run almost identical risks. Females over the age of 35, however, are significantly more likely to crash than their male counterparts.

Each year, motor vehicle crashes in America claim a staggering 40,000 lives, cause three million injuries and cost the nation $140 billion.

Dirty_D
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:31:55 PM

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I had a client tell me this one time at the barn, only he qualified it by saying we just cant handle a stick as well. At the time i was driving A ford 1ton(with no clutch) 6.9 powerstroke regularly pulling a 6 horse gooseneck. and my boss also standing close by drove a school bus. We both looked at the man standing with his little camry and wondered wtf?

it is difficult to parallel park the truck & trailer, but i can back the two anywhere you need to go!


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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 3:33:59 AM

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Women are better drivers but men are better at parking a car.......by far.
angelaslater
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 5:19:02 AM

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Loved Debs22's post. So true lol. Men are really aggressive though and think its a fuckin race. Slow but safe is the way!
playsit
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:44:48 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wT7zM8XgXQ

Funniest video on the net for women drivers
Naughtygrl73
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 2:55:31 AM

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Buz wrote:

Females over the age of 35, however, are significantly more likely to crash than their male counterparts.



I wonder if this is because we are distracted by the children fighting in the back seat?

Jack_42
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 3:28:36 AM

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A female driving instructor was my only paid tutor and my girl friend used to supervise my driving before I passed the test. Women are by far the safer drivers - as for reverse parking that just seems to vary and I suspect is a myth by men to help perpetuate some outmoded aspect of male superiority. I don't understand the need for speed - seems dangerous to me. I feel a car is just transport and not an extension of my dick but there again I'm missing the football gene as well (perhaps my masculinity is in question). :)
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:04:22 AM

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playsit wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wT7zM8XgXQ

Funniest video on the net for women drivers


Let me help out my fellow man here ...

playsit, your video sir ...



Thanks for the almost 4 minutes of laughter
naughtiestmommy
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:38:26 AM

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Maybe in Australia...in the good old U.S. of A, there's no way (although, I'm a pretty damned good driver, despite my lead foot lol)

I think many people, in general, are bad drivers these days. We all have something distracting us. Women in my area are always talking on the phone in their car, which makes them drive erratically--it makes me want to ram my big, gas-guzzling SUV into their oblivious rear-ends (It's the "I love my kids" stickers that would make me feel guilty lol). But I live in an area that boasts one of the highest military presences in the world, so when you get so many people from so many different areas (and so many different ideas about how to drive), you can expect half the cars around you to have dents in them.

The key to avoidance, in my book, is driving defensively. I just assume that every single person around me is a blithering idiot, and I've managed to avoid at least three dozen serious accidents (at least five would have, no doubt, been fatal) in my life. I've only been in one accident, and that was getting rear-ended at a stop light at 45mph. Interestingly, it was a chick on her phone lol. My children were 5-years and 4-months old at the time, strapped tightly in the back seat. But I had a hatchback, which was totaled; so I was obviously ready to tear her "weave" out, and probably would have if my husband and her (whatever) hadn't diffused the situation.

I now drive a very safe Pathfinder, and I notice people DO treat it a bit differently lol. Can't recall the last time someone rode my ass, which happened all the time in my wee-car.

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TJRogue
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:08:14 AM

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Here are the differences that I see. For young drivers, men are more reckless (speed and lane changes) and women are more distracted (have you ever seen a car full of girls yakking away so much that the driver had no idea what was going on around them?). For the more experienced driver, then it depends on the individual. I can’t tell you how many women I have seen putting on makeup while they drive. On the other hand, I have seen more than a fair share of men paying more attention to the women in the cars they pass, or on the side of the street, or on the billboards, than the traffic they are in. I know, typical male.
MuchoCurious
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:17:57 PM

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Female teens are decidedly safer than male teens. My wife and daughter are both excellent drivers. One of them is a teen!
Holty0101
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:32:23 PM

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Men are way better drivers!! Was out on hte motorbike and almost got crashed into by a woman, she was too busy looking at houses insted of the road, and almost had a women driver crash into the side of my mates car when we were testing his new car out
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:44:12 PM

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i have no opinion about this
ramrod32784
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:43:46 PM

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My wife was one of the first female race car drivers in the country she is a much better driver than I .I never really cared for driving myself
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