London, Apr 21 : The reason why men make more aggressive drivers than women is because of their 'stone-age' brains, says a Manchester University psychologist.
Professor Geoffrey Beattie claims that the difference in the way men and women drive can be placed in their primitive past.
"Our 21st-century skulls contain essentially 'stone-age' brains and this can help to explain the differences between the sexes in terms of their risk-proneness while driving," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
"Stone-age man did not drive. But the legacy of his hunting, aggressive and risk-taking past - qualities that enabled him to survive and mate, thereby passing on his genes to future generations - are still evident in the way in which he typically drives his car."
Prof Beattie gave his conclusion after being asked by esure, the insurance company, to explain why its accident records for the sexes varied dramatically.