By Distracted - 13/08/2009 12:18 - United States
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This is why, WHEN DRIVING, PAY ATTENTION IN FRONT OF YOU. Come on.... I can't stress this enough.
Yup, you're right, you can shut up now, because you take the fact that teenage men get higher premiums because companies see them as a higher risk to do stupid shit in a car (which, I'll admit, I did) and morph it into "men have higher premiums because they suck at driving".
Doing stupid shit in a car IS bad driving. I don't understand why men treat risk-tasking separate from their overall driving skills. I'm just sick of seeing the usual unimaginative and erroneous claims about women drivers whenever an FML like this surfaces, when accident rates are fairly equal-opportunity.
You need to learn that feminist groups will modify statistics to make women appear to be better than men. Including driving. Yes, men have more accidents per day than women do. But that number means nothing. Accidents per distance travelled (milage) is where the statistics are found, and they say women are significantly worse. The simple fact is, men drive a lot more than women, and as a result have more accidents overall. But for any given man or woman, driving a set distance, the woman is more likely to have an accident. That's like saying that Russia has more tropical forrest than Brazil, just because Russia's bigger.
The fact that you would irrationally blame "feminist groups" for driving statistics makes me question the source of your own. And it doesn't make automatically make men good drivers to say that women are bad ones. That's the point, right? The only sweeping generalization you can make is that good drivers, regardless of binary gender, are an unfortunate minority.
It also depends on location. In somewhere south people are usually more polite drivers which results in safer driving than somewhere like D.C. or NYC where there are a lot of asshole drivers. (I'm not saying all drivers in NYC are assholes or that all southern drivers are polite, it's just a majority thing)
For the love of god, just shut up everyone. It was a troll. Who cares who drives better overall, it's YOUR driving that should matter to you. That's like saying "well, all black chicks don't wear shirts" because most dark-skinned people live in Africa, and those tribes usually are bare-chested.* How many of you REALLY care about who that idiot is behind the wheel who just did something stupid? "Oh, typical women, they can't drive!" - "Typical men thinking they can do whatever they want!" - "Typical stupid teenagers!" -- and all that will come from the same person, too. Seriously. Don't get your panties in a bunch, just be the exception. Anyway, onto the OP: You're stupid. The end. (*I just pulled that out of my ass on assumption. If it's wrong, well, whatever, you see my point)
Oh really? I didn't have to take a "special" test, and I'm a girl. If women are worse at driving, then why is the insurance for women lower than it is for men? Huh? And for the rest of you saying "YDI for living in Alabama", the state she lives in has nothing to do with her wrecking into a fence. I live in Alabama and have never taken down a fence with my car, so your statement is irrelevant. @OP, you should really pay attention to what's in front of you. Your life and a car is more important than a guy in the rearview mirror that you've never even met.
Yamba, you do know that more accidents and vehicle related fatalities are caused by men, right. Especially teenage males. Why do you think car insurance for men under 25 is double or triple that of their female counterparts. It's because young men try to posture and impress other people while behind the wheel because they are absolute dipshits with excess levels of testosterone in their systems that won't level out until they stop growing around 25. So, how many accidents have you caused? Or rather, how many times have you failed the driving test?
I'm editing your comment for you "Shit like this is the main reason why cell phones are banned IN SOME PLACES while driving" note: This is not me being a bitch, Its me saving you from everyone telling you that you're wrong. You made good points and I'm defending them before they get attacked. cell phones arent banned while driving everywhere.