Danger! Man driver ahead

[Speaker] Bardin, Brigitte:1
[Co-author] Perrissol, Stéphane:1, Bordel, Stéphanie:5, Hugues, Marina:2, Fournier, Jean Yves:3, Aillerie, Isabelle:4, Yerpez, Joel:3
1:Université Jean Jaurès Toulouse - UMR 5263 CNRS - CLLE LTC (France), 2:Bureau d étude Jonction Aix-en-Provence (France), 3:IFSTTAR TS2 LMA Salon-de-Provence (France), 4:IFSTTAR COSYS LEPSIS Salon-de-Provence (France), 5:Centre d études et d expertise sur les risques l environnement la mobilité et l aménagement DTerOuest (France)

In many countries, women suffer from stereotypes concerning their driving skills. They are often considered bad drivers (or at least worse drivers than men). Yet, statistics of car accidents tend to favor women compared to men. The aim of this presentation is to compare risk perception for men and women and its consequences for driving offences.
44 women and 46 men completed several questionnaires including the French version of the Driver Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ, Gueho et al, 2014), scales measuring self-efficacy to adopt a safe driving, and comparative optimism to driving skills.
Results: Men estimate their skills higher than women do. They also consider that accidents are avoidable and tend to attribute less accidents less to human factors compared to women. It seems that their (over)confidence lead them to take more risks than women. More results will be presented and discussed in terms of prevention.
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