Women vs Men drivers: pedal ID vs Crashes

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Women vs Men drivers: pedal ID vs Crashes

Post by MSI » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:22 pm

April 13, 2012: La Times: Women more likely to mistake gas pedal for brakes
From a recent NHTSA study:
  • Women are more likely than men to mistake the gas pedal for the brakes
  • Men are more likely to be involved in an accident
  • Drivers aged 16 to 20 and those 76 or older were most likely to be involved in pedal misapplication crashes.
See the full NHTSA report: Pedal Application Errors
  • This project examined the prevalence of pedal application errors and the driver, vehicle, roadway and/or environmental characteristics associated with pedal misapplication crashes based on a literature review, analysis of news media reports, a panel of driver rehabilitation specialists, analysis of multiple crash databases, and case studies. An analysis of crashes attributed to pedal-related vehicle equipment malfunction, rather than to a driver error, was also carried out based on a media scan.
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