Its official: Men are better drivers than women
A large number of UAE residents, or 44 percent, have said that men are better drivers, according to a new poll.
The poll found that only 10 percent respondents, however, said that women were actually better drivers.
Nearly half of UAE residents, or 46 percent, said gender did not play a defining role in determining who is a better driver, according to a survey.
The UAE-wide survey has found that women in the country generally drive slow and are over-cautious, whereas men are generally reckless and drive too fast.
According to Gulf News, the survey asked 750 respondents, evenly split between the two genders, how male and female drivers are generally perceived on the roads.
The survey further revealed that 31 percent believe women are more likely to cause an accident due to a lack of focus.
While 37 percent said men were described to have unsafe driving practices, including changing lanes without indicating that could likely cause an accident.
A majority of the respondents said male drivers are more prone to traffic accidents due to speeding.
Gender stereotypes were seen in the results of the survey published in the December issue of the 999 Magazine, the official English monthly of the Ministry of Interior.
According to the report, Lt. Colonel Awadh Saleh Al Kindi, Editor-in-Chief of 999, said the survey results are interesting in that it highlights unfounded perceptions on the driving skills of both sexes.
"Official figures do not show a clear skill gap between men and women drivers because driving skills depend on individual personality, awareness and experience and not on gender," Lt. Col. Al Kindi said.