Thursday, August 14, 2008

So much for Women being Bad Drivers

Every morning before getting into the subway, I grab the 2 free newspapers.....after all they are my only link to the happenings of the world apart from BBC, CNN, Time, IBN etc...hehehe

But me being a news junkie is besides the point. The reason I brought the newspapers up is coz, in one of them (AmNy) there was this article stating some facts about Men and Driving ..with a few statistics thrown in. So with all credit to the above newspaper here go the facts

1. About twice as many men as women are killed each year in crashes. Even though 1:1 Men tend to drive more miles....not twice as much...but just a little more.

My Take : So its therefore implied that men are twice more likely to die in a car accident...

2. More men tend to have the condition Sleep Apnea, and Drivers with this problem are FIVE times more likely to be in an car accident.

My Take : So therefore not only are men FIVE times more likely to be in an accident, they will also be responsible for killing more MEN ....wow this keeps getting better !

3. A National Safety Council analysis found that men account for 81% of all drivers with blood alcohol concentration .08 or greater who are involved in fatal crashes

My Take: So therefore not only are men FIVE times more likely to be in an accident, they will also be responsible for killing more MEN...AND they will do this while being obnoxiously DRUNK...That's 1 more for the Women

4. Men are more likely to speed.

My Take: Simple and straight...So therefore not only are men FIVE times more likely to be in an accident, they will also be responsible for killing more MEN...they will do this while being obnoxiously DRUNK...and they will do it at great speeds.....ahh for the love of Mankind!!

And just when things were going from Bad to worse here for men ... here is the aptly termed 'kick in the groin'..in other words the conclusion...which includes this line

The actual number of men killed in car crashes has declined from the year 1997 to 2007 (48/million to 45/million). This decrease can be attributed to *drum roll please* The number of WOMEN driving has increased!!

Yes you Heard it right...the world is ACTUALLY safer .... coz women drive more. I am ecstatic..this is big considering all the stupid jokes about women drivers...

How do you feel now little men??? In your face(s)!!!

That reminds me...for all the trouble Saudi Arabia is having with unruly drivers...maybe its time to let their WOMEN DRIVE!!!!...

12 comments:

Oxymoronic said...

Hola!!!

May be there are more men drivers cuz there are more men who go out to work so that they can run a family.. not that a woman can't but may be few women by choice prefer staying at home that invariably makes the man to go out which in turn makes the ratio of men driver more than women.. May be that is the reason more men are killed as there are more men on roads than woman... and as there are more men going out and working makes few of them working really hard so probably they grab a beer or two on way and may be a few loose sense and hit/kill other men.. may be men speed up cuz they wish to reach home sooner so that they can spend some time with you/children after dog day... MAY BE MAY BE MAY BE

avdi said...

I dislike women jokes, blonde jokes, jokes based on your nationality, religion or sexual preferences. Sigh, that leaves only sardarji jokes and I looooovvvvve them.

I think this thing about women drivers is just an ego thing with men (like most stuff) soooooo YAYYYYYYYY

Sonia said...

Hear hear.... men i think just feel insecure about women not being dependent on them anymore... so by hook or crook, keep the little ladies where they belong... near the hearth (wish it was heart though)

Mama - Mia said...

:D

well as long as number of people dying on road is decreasing, cheers toe very reason!! ;)

cheers!

abha

Smita said...

ahem!!!!!

So much for spotting a badly driven car and assuming that it is being driven by a woman...:)

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Tazeen said...

women generally tend to be more careful when they operate mechanical objects because they dont think that just by have more testosterone, they have nailed it all.

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couchpapaya said...

:) u know i like smita's reasoning. if men insist they are the better drivers, all the blame for an accident should be put on them! but yes, will use ur useful stats next time i'm confronted with this issue. in the meanwhile, ur tagged! please check my latest post to find it !! :)

Angel's Flight said...

Hear Hear for the Ladies :)!!!

eye-in-sty-in said...

My reply to this post is here -

http://eye-in-sty-in.blogspot.com/2008/11/whos-really-to-blame-for-accidents-men.html

Angel's Flight said...

EISI,

Read it and enjoyed it...check out my comment on ur post :)