I guess this is an old article but the statistics were interesting. A rental car company in the UK (Carrentals) surveyed 700 drivers over 18 years old. Some key stats: Have caused at least one car accident: 57% of men 44% of women Among the elderly (over 66 years old) 60% of men 30% of women have experienced a car accident at least once. Men have received twice as much penalty points for traffic violations as women. Almost 50% of men 15% of women have violated traffic laws, e.g. speeding or running a red light It's true that these statistics don't necessarily tell us that women are better drivers. It could simply be that men are more risk-taking when driving.