The Italian Almanac

driving woman

Italian News - September 25

Contrary to popular belief, Italian women are better drivers than men and cause fewer accidents, according to a new report. The report, from the national association of insurance companies ANIA, also confirmed that new drivers between the ages of 18 and 21, especially males, were the most accident prone when behind the wheel.

Overall, the ANIA study found that women have 17% fewer car accident than men. It was calculated that almost one out of five accidents, 17 out of 100, were caused by young male drivers, compared to the 12 out 100 by females in the same age group.

The report showed that after 25 years drivers tended to have fewer accidents and the age group with the lowest number of accidents was that between 36 and 41 for males and 30 to 41 for females. The only age group where women appeared to have more accidents was 42 to 53 and ANIA concluded that this was because they let their vehicles be used by their offspring who have begun driving.