Women may be better drivers than men: Study
London: Ladies are much less prone to be distracted whereas driving than males, in keeping with a examine which debunks stereotypes about women being unhealthy drivers.
Researchers steered that younger males and extroverted or neurotic individuals are extra liable to distraction.
Ole Johansson, from the Institute of Transport Economics in Norway, surveyed a big group of high-school college students and a bunch of adults.
The surveys lined quite a lot of matters, together with the frequency and sort of distractions the members expertise throughout driving, their attitudes and intentions round driver distractions, and their personalities.
“I discovered that younger males had been among the many most certainly to report distraction,” mentioned Johansson within the examine printed within the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
“Others extra liable to distraction embody those that drive typically, and people with neurotic and extroverted personalities,” mentioned Johansson.
Individuals who felt that distracted driving was extra socially acceptable, or that it was largely past their management, had been additionally extra prone to report distracted driving.
“Tailor-made interventions to cut back driver distraction may concentrate on at-risk teams, reminiscent of younger males with unhealthy attitudes to distracted driving and a low perception that they’ll management their distraction,” he mentioned.