February 17, 2006

Men and women differ on driving ability opinions, survey says

Auburn Hills, Michigan – Men and women don’t see eye-to-eye when rating the driving skills of their partners, according to a recent Chrysler Group survey. The survey found that 68 per cent of men claim to be better drivers than their partners, while 49 per cent of women think they are as equally skilled as their partners, and 26 per cent of women say they are better drivers.

The gap closed when asked about driving in bad weather conditions, with 84 per cent of men and 86 per cent of women identifying icy roads and pouring rain as the two most difficult weather conditions for driving. Additionally, 70 per cent of both men and women said the possibility of losing control of the vehicle, or having to swerve for an unexpected object in the road, made for the most unnerving driving situations.

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