Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Why Women Should Not Drive

Men are always being accused of not listening, not asking for directions, etc. New research shows that women are more likely to take advice from the Highways Agency but less likely to understand or comply with road signs.

It's not exactly a revelation to hear that members of the fairer sex are more likely to take advice from the Highways Agency and Met Office than men. However, the results of the agency's latest piece of research indicate that, as a nation, we are blasé about driving in inclement conditions in general.

The survey questioned 1,300 road users about the likelihood of them continuing their journey after a severe weather warning. Only 44% of women surveyed said they would ignore the warning, where as a massive 62% of men thought they knew better.

The division of the sexes was not the only interesting result though, as an obvious change in attitude accompanied growing up. In the same question, only 40% of respondents over the age of 65 said they'd continue, where as 65% of the group of 18 to 24-year olds admitted to ignoring such warnings.

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