Female car insurance customers 'take longer to pass test'

Tuesday, 04 May 2010

Female car insurance customers take longer to pass their driving test than their male counterparts, it has been claimed.

Research by comparison website confused.com highlighted that women need an average of 21 lessons before passing their test while men have an average of 17.

It also found that men are more likely to pass their test on their first attempt, with 54 per cent of male drivers needing a second attempt compared to 57 per cent of female motorists.

A spokesman for confused.com said: "For years, people have argued over whether men or women are the best drivers.

"And men can now claim victory with these results showing that they are certainly the quickest learners when they get behind the wheel of the car."

Last month, London mayor Boris Johnson called for driving tests to include an element which encourages motorists to pay more attention to cyclists after a 31-year-old woman became the seventh cyclist to be killed in the capital this year, reports the Evening Standard.

Posted by Rebecca Mellor

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