April, 22, 2013
English 1C: Critical thinking and writing.
Essay # 4.
Truth: Women are better drivers.
Women have the reputation of being worse drivers than men. Some say that women’s driving is linked to their hormones, or they look too much in the mirror, or that they put make up while driving. Others believe that women are bad drivers because they text at the same time as driving, or they think too much about everything and cannot focus on driving, or simply because men are considered superior beings. However this reputation based on stereotypes, where men can do everything better than women, yet based upon statistics released show that women drive better than men. Researchers from the Social Issue Researcher Center released a study on male and female driving differences, reports show in conclusion that: “In all studies and analyzes, without exception, men have been shown to have a higher rate of crashes than women” (www.sirc.org). Men are more aggressive when it comes to driving, researchers explain. Reports show that men drive faster than women, and men are more likely to break traffic laws that are designed to make the road safer and driving easier for everyone. Therefore, men are causing twice as many fatal accidents than women. According to the same study, in the U.S., 78 percent of road fatalities were caused by men; a figure that has remained constant since 1975. Researchers agree that men, especially younger men, have the tendency to drive more aggressively than women because males tend to be more of risk takers. Such behavior can be explained by the facts that males drive twice as much as women, and as a result, men think that they have more expertise than women. Consequently, because men drive more they feel confident about being better driver than women. But even if men drive twice as much as women, and driving hours are factored in, men still cause more fatal accidents than women. According to Anne McCartt, from...