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Men are more aggressive drivers compared to women, AAA study finds

Posted at 8:06 AM, Dec 10, 2020

CLEVELAND — A new survey by AAA reports that men are more aggressive drivers compared to women.

According to the motor club, men are more likely to tailgate, merge dangerously and honk at other drivers more than women.

The new survey finds that women admit to some dangerous driving habits of their own, including running red lights.

The biggest offense was speeding—and men are the biggest culprit.

The survey found about 52% of males driving at least 15 miles per hour over the speed limit.

However, when it comes to flooring it, it may not save you as much time as you think.

"Contrary to common perception, speeding does not save time on the road. The average amount saved on a five-mile trip driving at 65 mpg on a 45 mph posted road is only about 1.9 minutes. So it really doesn't save a whole lot of time,” said Theresa Podguski, director of legislative affairs for AAA.

AAA said the best advice it can give is to keep it cool, especially since we are in the thick of the holiday season.

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