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Battle of the driving sexes as fierce as ever

THE age old battle of the sexes over who makes a better driver is still wide open. While women drivers are involved in more accidents, the damage they create is cheaper to repair than the aftermath of an accident involving a male driver.

The average repair cost for incidents involving male company car drivers is £561, compared to £559 for female company car drivers. But if only 'at fault' accidents are included, the differential increases to £9 - £824 for men and £815 for women, although 46.3% of all incidents involving female drivers are 'at fault' compared to 41.9% for men.

The figures are drawn from the July 1997 VELO Fleet Insurance Report which has assembled data from almost 30,000 incidents.

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