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Female Drivers are Safer, Study Says

According to a recent study by the American Transportation Research Institute, female drivers pose lower crash risks.

In its most recent Crash Predictor Model, which statistically quantifies the likelihood of future crash involvement based on specific truck driving behaviors, ATRI found that female truck drivers were determined to be safer than male counterparts in every statistically significant safety behavior, with men 20% more likely to be involved in a crash.

Involvement in a prior crash increase the likelihood of a future crash by 74%, researchers found. The top two driving behaviors that most predict future crashes are violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way.  

The analysis draws on data from more than 435,000 U.S. truck drivers over a two-year time frame, and identifies almost a dozen behaviors that raise the risk of a future crash by more than 50%.

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