According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more men than women die each year in motor vehicle crashes. Men are also found to drive more miles as compared to women and more often engage in risky driving behaviors, too. Despite this, women are reported to more likely get injured or killed in the event of a car crash.
From 1975 to 2013, the rate of male crash deaths was more than twice that of female crash deaths, although the gap is reducing. Also, overall, the number of deaths recorded for both genders has decreased from 1975 to 2013. In 2013 alone, 71% of all motor vehicle crash deaths were males. It was also found that more men than women were killed in both speeding and alcohol-related crashes from 1982 to 2013.
Anything you do while behind the wheel has a consequence. With that, you need to focus on the road 100%. You need to put away any form of distraction, especially your cell phone. It doesn’t matter what your gender is, you can always do something to make your everyday travel safe for you and your loved ones.
For the young Kentucky drivers or those who have not acquired their driver’s license yet, make sure to complete all your requirements. A passing score is 80% but being involved in any type of traffic violation can cause you to automatically fail. New drivers have six times to pass the driving test. If new drivers fail all six times, they can wait another six months and try again. It’s important to remember and practice what you learn in driver’s education or in driving school. It will help keep the roads safe.
As a Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney, I know that vehicle crashes know no gender. Anyone, driver or passenger, male or female, can get hurt or worse, get killed. Always pay attention to the road and know when to take breaks. There’s no need to force yourself to keep driving. Also, for parents with new drivers, set a good example for your young drivers by putting away distractions, being courteous to other drivers and obeying the law. Together we can make Kentucky roads a lot safer for everyone no matter how old they are or their gender.