Women Are Safer On 2 and 4 Wheels, Who Knew?


Yep. We Did.

According to this article in the New York Times, we are far less likely to be at fault on two wheels and four!

But compared with women, male drivers of cars and vans had twice the rate of fatal accidents per mile driven.

Male truck drivers had about four times the rate of women truckers, and men driving motorcycles almost 12 times the rate of women motorcyclists.

I’m not terribly surprised given the statistics I’ve read over the years from the NHTSA. I’m sure there are lots of exceptions to this rule where you may know a female rider that’s far more reckless than another male rider. But the overall trend seems to show that overall women are less likely to be as reckless.

I would say that far more women are safety conscious given the added responsibilities that many of us bear in our family lives. We know that as caregivers, wives, mothers, many people rely on us and we have to take extra precautions to be more safety-conscious overall. Whether it’s driving in a car, or riding on 2-3-4 wheels.

What I find fascinating is this part:

For bus drivers and bicycle riders, there was little difference between the sexes.

Wonder why the rates are so different between bus drivers and bicyclists?

To read the entire study, click here.