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Who Has More Car Accidents: Men or Women?

Man looks at his cell phone while driving with a woman passenger

There has always been some sort of debate about who is involved in car accidents more often: men or women? Although certain factors indicate that men tend to be more involved in car accidents, women also have their share of responsibility.

People tend to believe men drive more frequently than women, and also drink more alcohol than women. However, it is also a belief that women tend to multitask more frequently while driving, which will lead to distraction, while men tend to multitask less and get distracted less.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), women are less prone compared to men to get in a car accident. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in fatal accidents, speeding was the cause for 24% of men, whereas the percentage for women is only 15%.

Additionally, studies have shown that men drive longer distances than women and men are more likely to partake in rebellious attitudes like not using seatbelts and speeding, among others. Therefore, accidents caused by men are generally more disastrous than accidents caused by women, although women are more likely to die in them.

Even though government organizations are taking actions to diminish accidents and their consequences, it is up to drivers to drive responsibly and sober. Avoid car accidents as much as possible but in case you are involved in one, contact a lawyer that will help you and has your best interest in mind at every step along the way.