Study shows women are much safer drivers than men
A new study says women are better drivers than men - by a long shot. The study by an online auto insurance group finds that about 80 percent of all fatal and serious car crashes are caused by male drivers, the study says. Overall, women are 27 percent less likely than men to cause auto accidents, according to the study. And, men are three times more likely to be arrested for drunk driving. "It's almost scary how bad the average American man is at driving," 4autoinsurancequote CEO James Shaffer said.
■Class discussion: Find several newspaper reports about recent traffic fatalities. Did they involve male or female drivers? How often was alcohol involved? How old were the drivers? Check newspaper reports to find out what your local authorities and lawmakers are doing to reduce traffic deaths. What do you need to do to avoid becoming a traffic fatality?