Research shows women drivers not as safe as they like to think

Nic Cackett

For years we've had to listen to it. Despite not being able to park without playing pinball with the back bumper or navigate a country road at anywhere near the speed limit, the fairer sex has constantly reminded men that they are by far the safer drivers.

Well, that oft-mentioned female 'fact' may now have been exposed as wishful thinking following research findings revealed at the University of Michigan.