A recent study by a Purdue professor suggests that men and women are more likely to be involved in car accidents in different types of weather.
Men older than age 45 are much more likely to crash their vehicles on icy and snowy roads, especially if they are diving four-wheel drive trucks according to Purdue University researcher Fred Mannering found.
“There may be a sense of invulnerability with four-wheel drive trucks leading the drivers to not slow down as much as they should,” Mannering said in an interview. “The reality is that four-wheel drive gets you up to speed faster in snow and ice, but it doesn’t help you stop any quicker.”
Female drivers of all ages, meanwhile, are more likely to lose control and crash on rain-slicked roads most often because of their failure to sense reduced friction on wet pavement, according to the results of the study.
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