Men faster, riskier behind the wheels: Study

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Wellington, May 20 (ANI): Although women drivers are involved in more crashes, accidents involving men drivers are far more fatal, as they tend to take more risks on road, according to a survey.

The AA Insurance Drivers Index surveyed 4336 drivers aged between 18-65 and found that 24 per cent of men admitted breaking the speed limit most of the time, com-pared with 16 per cent of women.

While women avoid speeding because of safety, men fear demerit points.

More men feel okay about drinking before driving, compared to women. And it is men who alter their driving route to avoid police checkpoints.

The average claim for accidents involving men is $2450, whereas it is the average claim is 2450 dollars, whereas women's claims, when at fault, average 2257 dollars in women's claims.

"I don't feel safe when he's driving," quoted Antje Schomacker, 28, who has been driving for 10 years compared to her partner's two, as saying.

"It feels like he doesn't have the car in control. We were travelling through New Zealand in a campervan and I was like 'no, no, no, you get out' because I was scared ... he's driving too fast around the corners like 'oh, this is fun' and you can feel he doesn't have control."

Scott Douglas, her husband agrees.

"Sometimes I scare myself driving. She's the better driver - way better."(ANI)

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