Motor insurance: Men 'irritate' female drivers

Thursday, 03 May 2007

The battle of the sexes rages on along the lanes, dual-carriageways, motorways and in the car insurance premiums of the UK, as a new survey has revealed that women drivers consider men to be annoying drivers.

In the survey for an insurer women drivers revealed that less than half of them thought of female motorists as irritating but 90 per cent of them didn't share the same magnanimity for their male counterparts.

Women, who get cheaper motor insurance on account of having fewer accidents and making fewer claims, listed speeding as the most irritating habit male drivers have, with 31 per cent of respondents naming this as their most hated behaviour.

Close behind, with 30 per cent, was men's habit of losing their temper and in third place 29 per cent of women said they were most frustrated by the lack of courtesy male motorists show fellow road users.

But is not just male drivers that upset the ladies. Two thirds of women claimed to be irritated by male passengers.

Over a third of those polled said that they can't stand it when men tried to tell them how to drive and 17 per cent said they hated men giving them directions to places they knew how to get to.

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