Sometimes you read things that surprise you, and sometimes you don’t.
Well, Licence Link who provide licence checking software have revealed that the average points on a mans licence is 0.579, whilst for women drivers it’s just 0.095 points.
Thousands of driver’s details were checked and even when you take all the drivers that have zero points on their licences out of the figures it still demonstrates that men are the worst offenders with an average of 3.20 points, compared to 0.53 for women.
These figures would support other research that suggests that women are a lower risk than their male counterparts and are involved in fewer accidents and of course that’s reflected in lower insurance premiums.
I would love to see statistics as to how many miles the average woman drives a year when compared to the average male, because without that, any of these statistics are pointless when it comes to really comparing the sexes. We have hundreds of fleet operating customers, many who cover up to 50,000 miles a year, but frankly, I can’t think of any of these big mileage users that are women.
I am not trying to defend male drivers here, but it seems now days that we grab any statistic, then try and read so much into it. Clearly, if you use something less, it takes longer to wear out and by the same token, if you do something risky less often, its clear that you’ve less chance of something going wrong (so insuring against it should be cheaper?).
So come on “stats people” let us know the average annual mileage for both men and women, so that all the other statistics can have some worthwhile meaning.