France: Road Safety Association urges men to "drive like a woman"

Women are eight times less likely to be involved in a fatal accident on the road.

According to reports, a French road safety association is urging people to "drive like a woman" to reduce the number of traffic deaths.

A new campaign is said to have been started by Victimes & Citoyens - a group supporting victims of road accidents, in a bid to debunk the "misogynistic" stereotype that men are better drivers than women.

The group's website stated, "Statistically, driving like a woman means only one thing — staying alive."

The campaign cites data which shows that 93% of drunk drivers involved in accidents are men. The data also shows that women are eight times less likely to be involved in a fatal accident on the road.

The campaign also drew data from The France National Interministerial Road Safety Observatory 2022-2023, which shows that 84% of fatal accidents are caused by men.

The campaign further mentioned, "When we look at the figures, they are clear: to stay alive behind the wheel, the best thing for men to do is adopt the same behaviour as women."

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the USA also corroborated the data, stating that between 1975 and 2021, almost every year, the number of male crash deaths was twice that of women crash deaths.

The Institute also stated that men are more likely to engage in risky driving practices than women. This includes speeding, not wearing helmets and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Source: BusinessInsider

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