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> I think it's fair to say that men drive more powerful, larger cars(on average) than women do

I know you're sorta spitballing here, but at least in my experience that's a bit backwards. Around here, I'd guess women drive SUVs more than men do. Growing up, fathers would buy their daughters SUVs because they were safer. Now, husbands have their wives drive the family SUV for the same reason. Plus, moms and minivans, etc. That might just be a thing in the area I grew up, though. It's probably different in downtown Seattle.

> So....they get into more accidents because the cars they drive are objectively more difficult to drive.

I'd bet the testosterone doesn't help much, either :-)




Maybe it's different in US, but over here in UK with everyone I know the ratio I see is a man with an SUV/large powerful sedan, woman with a small city car to get to work and back. Moms in minivans isn't as much of a stereotype because kids just walk to school or take the bus/metro. I suspect it's more common in rural areas but in my experience taking kids to school by car is still not the primary way of getting to school. But obviously that's just my experience, my perspective.

I'd love to see actual data on this , especially power and size of cars grouped by gender.

>>I'd bet the testosterone doesn't help much, either :-)

Women have their own behaviour-affecting hormones too, you know.


Moms in minivans isn't as much of a stereotype because kids just walk to school or take the bus/metro

Where in the UK are you? I lived several years in England as a teenager and went to a 'nice' school in the suburbs of Surrey and almost everybody drove their kids to school.


over here in UK with everyone I know the ratio I see is a man with an SUV/large powerful sedan, woman with a small city car to get to work and back. Moms in minivans isn't as much of a stereotype

Also in the UK and can report that mothers driving “Chelsea tractors” is totally a thing.


Sure, but most mothers in the UK are not driving Range Rovers :-) It's very much a rich people thing. Working-class mothers don't drive massive SUVs in general, even if they drop off their kids at school - tiny city cars seem far more common than tanks.


Heh. It's always interesting seeing the differences between countries.

> Women have their own behaviour-affecting hormones too, you know.

Of course. I was making a half-joke.


> I'd bet the testosterone doesn't help much, either :-)

Whoa there. Someone might infer from this that you believe men might generally make decisions / respond to situations differently than women with biological reasons being a contributing factor. That's a dangerous line of thought.




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