Monday, May 17, 2010
Women in fast cars
Uh-oh, women are speed demons
New survey out (Allstate) that says 48% of teenage girls say they like to drive 10 miles over the limit. Only 36% of the boys said this.
Joseph White and Anjali Athavaley wrote about this in the WSJ, May 5, 2010.
Many people were surprised. The boys lied, scoffed some.
Sixty-five percent of boys and girls said they were good drivers, but 77% said they weren’t sure about their friends.
This was a sample of more than 1000 teens.
Are young women taking on more risks in all aspects of life, wondered one expert.
Still, Allstate charges boys 40% more than girls.
Some good news? Teen deaths in accidents—down 54% from 1975.
Still, 84% of girls will adjust the radio, only 69% of boys.
Eight-two percent of both use cells.
And almost a quarter admit to drinking and driving.
Here's a tip: You may feel you are immortal, but you're not.