Women drivers follow road rules better than men: Vizag police study

Although over 90 percent of the drivers are men, they account for over 95 percent of traffic violations and accidents in Vizag city.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 Jan 2023 9:30 AM GMT
Women drivers follow road rules better than men: Vizag police study

Visakhapatnam: Vizag city traffic police study has revealed that women are better at obeying rules while driving on city roads. Although over 90 percent of the drivers are men, they account for over 95 percent of traffic violations and accidents in Vizag city.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Vizag city, Sheikh Arifullah said they have observed that women motorists are more cautious on roads and don't take any major risks their macho male counterparts seem to enjoy, he added.

"We have observed that over 95 percent of the women motorists have been wearing head-guard and seatbelts while driving on the city roads. Women are terrified when their men start accelerating behind a clumsy truck, with a fast approaching bus or lorry and then whizzing through the gap with just inches to spare," Sheikh Arifullah said.

Vizag city police have booked 3.72 lakh cases for helmetless riding in 2022. Of the total violators in the category, only 5 percent were women motorists. "Similarly, we have booked over 40,000 cases for over-speeding in Vizag city in 2022 and of them, around 3 percent were women motorists," police added.

Very few women motorists were caught for triple riding on city roads in Vizag city. Not a single woman motorist was caught for dangerous driving in the city. Vizag city police have booked over 8,800 cases for tipsy driving in 2022 and 183 of them were sent to jail for one week. Over 1,400 motorists were asked to campaign against tipsy driving at important junctions for three days in 2022. But, not a single woman motorist was caught for tipsy driving, the police added.

"Sticking to the traffic norms on the roads, such as obeying road signs, road markings, and traffic lights, was a major problem for men. Women suffered from control issues while steering and reverse parking. Overall, women follow road rules better than men while driving," expressed Deputy Transport Commissioner, Vizag, GC Rajaratnam.

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