Male car insurance holders are 'more confident'

Monday, 03 January 2011

Male car insurance policyholders are more likely to claim to feel confident behind the wheel, compared to their female counterparts, a new survey has revealed.

'Who's in the driving seat?', a study by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), found there are few very differences between motor insurance holders of both genders when it comes to general driving behaviour.

Men are more likely to be in charge of car maintenance in a two-car household and they are more likely to get behind the wheel on a day trip when either partner could drive.

However, when it comes to a night out, men are more than happy to have a female driving, allowing them to drink.

"Despite the many myths attributed to drivers of either sex, it's clear from our survey that both have a similar approach to driving," said Neil Greig, IAM's director of policy and research.

"However, almost a quarter of women say that being a passenger with their partner in the driving seat leads to them feeling less relaxed."

The IAM is a charity which aims to help people improve and advance their driving skills to make them safer on the roads.

Posted by Claire Carter

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