Age-old question answered! Women are the worst drivers

A new report has found women are more likely to crash per kilometre travelled than men.
A new report has found women are more likely to crash per kilometre travelled than men. Chris McCormack

FEMALE drivers are 40% more likely to be involved in an accident per kilometre than men, a new survey has found.

The Private Fleet survey tallied 2403 men and 988 women and analysis showed the former reported being in an accident once every 147,000 kilometres.

Women reportedly admitted to being in an accident once every 123,000km.

Higher annual income was also linked to increased anger behind the wheel, with New South Wales being called home to the country's angriest drivers.

Are women really worse drivers than men?

This poll ended on 29 June 2013.

Current Results





This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

About 85% of NSW drivers admitted to being angry while driving, while the Northern Territory ranked the calmest with 79% of respondents admitting to the occasional burst of anger.

And despite Queensland's horror road toll, the state reported the safest driving record with only 28% indicating they had been involved in an accident compared to Tasmanian drivers, of which 41% admitted to being in a bingle.

See the survey here.

Topics:  accident driving motoring survey

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