The Doctors: Are Men Better Drivers Than Women?
On August 23, The Doctors answered many of your most common gender questions, such as “why do men have selective hearing?” In an attempt to better understand the opposite sex, the Doctors were joined by a couple, Scott and Ginger, who wanted to know who was the better driver. Ginger calls her husband “an old man” behind the wheel, however, she has had four accidents during the time they’ve been married. Scott wanted to know (to the chagrin of Ginger): Why is it that men are better drivers?
To get the bottom of the issue, Ginger and Scott participated in a driving challenge. They were asked to follow directions, navigate, and parallel park. Scott handled the challenges pretty well, but unfortunately, Ginger didn’t do so great. While it took Scott 48 minutes to reach his destination, it took Ginger an hour and 43 minutes. The producers actually had to bring Ginger to her last location, because she gave up!
The Doctors: Driving Statistics for Men and Women
Scott and Ginger joined the Doctors in studio to discuss their results. So, does this mean that men are really better drivers than women? Dr Wendy Walsh said that this case is simply one example of a man being a better driver than his wife. Statistically, on the other hand, men get into far more accidents than women, because they are much more aggressive drivers. The risk of deadly accidents is also higher for men.
Where men do much better than women is at tasks such as parallel parking; men handle space far better. A woman may be a safer driver in general, but she is more likely to hit someone while parking.
The Doctors rewarded Scott and Ginger for being good sports and sent them home with a Tom Tom GPS system.