Aaaargh will there be no end to the bias!
Now women are bad driver and should be banned from driving, says a blogger. Hopefully and Thankfully all guys are not like him.
A bad driver is a bad driver. And if a woman is a bad driver, and if you have met a woman who is a bad driver. Call her one. But that doesnt mean all women are bad drivers and that women should be banned from driving
I dont know if any other country bans women from driving. Saudi Arabia does. And well all should cool and calm there right?No. got this from arabnews.com
- "Saudi Arabia has a well-developed and maintained road system.
- Highways and roads are often three or four lanes wide and flat, straight and smooth.
- Yet, despite the excellent driving conditions, Saudi Arabia has ONE OF THE HIGHEST ACCIDENT RATES in the world.
- Last year alone there were over 300,000 accidents reported and approximately 4,800 deaths.
- Eighty-one percent of people who die in hospital are car accident victims.
- All these accidents and deaths translate into a financial liability for the country of SR21 billion annually. "
(I think that comes to more than 210 billion Rupees. And alcohol is prohibitied, so rules out drunken driving too!) Well thumbs up to the woman there who said, if you wont let me drive, I will fly and became a pilot :) And so its not that just women are bad drivers.
Is there any stats to compare the percentage of male drivers vs female drivers, other than bias amongst few and a sterotype image of women? If Saudi Arabia has one of the Highest accident rates, where only men drive, it doesnt reflect logically to me that men are better drivers. I dont use it to say men are poor drivers, or women wil be better drivers, simply to point out driving errors are Human errors.
And is it so tough for some to accept women as humans?
Families suffer after an accident. Men and Women both get affected. Its tragic and changes life and lifestyles. Whats important is road safety and not winning ego trips.
Women can drive, if you think to the contrary, perhaps its just because you want to take her for a ride?
PS : For every opinion, its not possible to collect the most reliable data and then base the opinion. Sometimes many go by personal experiences. Just because a blogger here (male or female), thinks women are bad drivers, doesnt make women, bad drivers nor does it perhaps make, those who hold that opinion MCPs.
After all, if from tommorrow, if majority of the bad drivers I meet, wear denim jackets, I would be wary about drivers who wear denim jackets and perhaps might say there could be a scientific reason for this, even if there is a country where denim jackets are banned and even if that country has one of the highest accident rates in the world :D
But would I be justified in saying those who wear denim jackets should be banned from driving, without any study, scientific evidence etc?
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