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Why are men involved in more fatal crashes?

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2023 | Motorcycle Accidents

It is significantly more common for men to pass away in car accidents than it is for women. Technically, everyone faces the risk of being involved in a serious crash every time they get in the car. But the statistics also show that these serious ramifications are just more likely for men.

Why is this? What is it that makes male drivers more likely to lose their lives in a traffic accident?

Driving more miles

To start with, the risk exposure may just be higher because men tend to drive more miles every year than women. They spend more time in the car, so there’s just a greater likelihood of an accident happening. Even safe drivers are more likely to crash the more they drive. 

Aggressive driving behaviors

Men are also more likely to be aggressive in the type of driving that they engage in. They may take risks like breaking the speed limit or not wearing their seatbelt. This is especially common with young men, who may have recently gotten their license.

Impairment is more common

Finally, impairment from drugs and alcohol is more common for men than it is for women. This is why men also tend to get arrested on drunk driving allegations more often. Women are less likely to get behind the wheel when they’re impaired – although it certainly does happen.

It’s interesting to look at the trends and the statistics to determine how and why car accidents happen. This can help to keep you safe. But if you have been injured by another negligent driver, then you may need to seek financial compensation.