According to a study completed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, male drivers have a 77% higher risk of dying in a car accident than women! The study comes from a risk analysis database of road fatality statistics. The research also yielded several other interesting findings, such as:
-The highway death rate is higher for "cautious" 82-year-old women than for "risk-taking" 16-year-old boys!
-Though you may have heard rumors about crazy Boston drivers, New England is actually the safest region to drive in!
-The safest passenger is a youngster strapped in a car seat and being driven during morning RUSH HOUR!
-One death occurs for every 100 million passenger miles traveled.
For more road safety statistics, read this full article.