The gender divide
Despite statistics showing that women are safer behind the wheel, they also tend to be less confident than men. Almost three times as many women (12.5% vs 4.6%) admitted to not feeling confident on the road, while triple the number of female ‘parked’ drivers (22% vs 7%) said they don’t drive because they “fear having an accident.”
This long-term lack of confidence can be a tricky one to fix, with half (50%) of all ‘parked’ drivers admitting that they “wouldn’t feel confident driving again”, while over one in three (36%) stated that they wouldn’t drive again without professional refresher lessons (which may be not bad thing).
Simon McCulloch, our Commercial Director, commented, “It can be extremely hard – and expensive – for ‘parked’ drivers to get back behind the wheel, and as our video shows, it’s a good idea to take it slow and get professional help when you do hit the road again."