In U.S., More Women Have Driver's License Than Men
Who said women make for bad drivers?
In America, more women than men now have a driver’s license, according to a new study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. The organization looked at gender trends in driver's licenses between 1995 and 2010, and found that the gap is expected to continue widening. So what factors are contributing to the change? As to why fewer men are getting their driver's license, experts point to a variety of factors, including economics: vehicles have become far more costly, especially for car insurance. Michael Sivak, co-author of the study, suggests that the rise of the Internet and the increased use of smartphone technology may also be at play. “Virtual contact reduces the need for actual contact," he said. Additionally, women may see getting a license and a car as a sign of liberation. (NBC News)