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Men in Norway overrate their driving skills

Posted by African Press International on August 3, 2008

Despite the fact that men are overrepresented in Norwegian car accident statistics, they still think more highly of their driving abilities than women do.

A poll carried out by research firm Respons, shows that 39 percent of male drivers think that they are better drivers than the average. Only 18 percent of women assume the same about themselves.

Men between the ages of 30 and 59 are most confident in their driving. However, a review of traffic accidents carried out by daily newspaper Dagsavisen, showed that 58 of the 68 deaths on the roads in the first six months of this year, involved men.

“Men on average drive about 50 percent further than women. Even when this is taken into account, male drivers still have twice as much chance as women of dying in road accidents or being involved in accidents where someone else dies,” says chief researcher Fridulv Sagberg at the Norwegian Centre for Transport Research to Dagsavisen.



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