Facts and figures
Overall, the average number of speeding incidents was 57 for men and 67 for women. Female drivers who damaged cars sped more often, averaging 90 speeding cases.
Men who returned vehicles with damage exceeded the speed limit 82 times on average.
Paul O’Dowd of In-Car Cleverness, said: ‘While the number of cars damaged by the opposite sexes varies, the behaviours which result in damage are consistently similar. The statistics show a clear correlation between vehicle damage and instances of speeding, harsh braking and acceleration.’
In-Car Cleverness analysis showed men had braked harshly on average 11 times while using the car and women 12 times. This figure was dramatically higher for women who had damaged the cars, with an average of 30 instances of harsh braking recorded. In comparison, men who returned vehicles with damage braked harshly 15 times on average.