Irish women are apparently better drivers than men

Women are often the brunt of stereotypical jokes when it comes to driving ability but new research which analysed a drivers habits over six months using a "smart driver" tool has shown that Irish females are actually better drivers than their male counterparts.

When it comes to accelerating, hard breaking and cornering female drivers triumph over the male drivers of Ireland, 69pc of who partake in the dangerous act of over accelerating.

Irish women are apparently better drivers than men

The study found that women who work in the science and engineering fields are the most conscious female drivers with 72pc deemed to be safe drivers.

Male teachers are the most conscious Irish men on the road with 71pc of these passing the study’s safe test.

The tool found that women are significantly less likely to brake harshly than men.

The data showed that:

  • Connacht has the highest percentage of safe female drivers (82%)
  • When it comes to over acceleration, men perform worse (69%) than women (62%)
  • Dublin’s women were the least likely to brake harshly (62%) and just under half (44%) had never triggered an acceleration incident
  • By contrast, Munster men were found to be the riskiest male driver group (39%)

So, in the proverbial battle of the sexes, women are apparently better drivers than men. Will this finally put an end to the ongoing debate. Watch this space!