Women Drivers - Whats the verdict?

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  1. D_Relentless Original

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    :biggrin1:I guess this thread may cause some shite, but it is only in fun, seriously ,can some women not drive?.

    1, Whilst out driving a couple of weeks ago, i was sat behind a female driver at the lights, they changed from Red to Green then green to red and she was still sat there, painting her lipstick on through the rear mirror, she didn't realise the queue behind her.

    2, Multi storey carpark a women hit 6 cars on her way out to exit, there was only 6 cars in the 200 space park.

    3, School runs are the worst, they park outside the school gates on both sides of the road, blocking the way and get arsy if asked to move and they don't indicate that they are stopping.

    4, The best was my collegue Pam, she lives on a steep hill and drives a BMW, during the winter and the icy roads, she phoned me to say that her tyres were stuck on the road going up the hill, i explained they couldn't be, she said they were, when i got there another lady driver had sprayed her wheels with WD40 hoping to get her moved, i asked her to try again, she did and was reving the engine off and said "Look its not moving, its stuck". I asked why she had not took the handbrake off, she did and drove off!, when i got in work, she said that her and the other woman had been there two hours before she rang me!!.

    5, Always the women, when asked which car was it, they reply the red one.

    Whats the verdict?, can women drive?:biggrin1:
     
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    Women can drive... Men can drive, I saw men as bad, but I must admit, most of the times when I'm on the road and a car does something crazy and I say it must be a woman, and I watch the driver, 99% of the time it's a woman :rolleyes:
     
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    My niece cannot drive. She's better off without a car. She's totaled a few, hitting deer and people hitting her. At one point her car payments and monthly insurance premiums were the same.

    Knew a guy who couldn't deal with cars. Got a good used car. Same day, he turned it on, but neglected to notice it was ij reverse, and ran into his parent's porch. Once he got to work with two flat tires and ruined the rims....

    ...has to be whomever is telling the issue...
     
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    Okay, here's the thing. On a neuroscience/psychology standpoint, on the whole, men are better at visual processing than women. This is statistically significant in various empirical scientific studies. Most stereotypes/myths/wive's tales have some grain of truth. This is not to say there aren't women who are better at visual processing than men out there, there are (like me...I've been in a few of these studies).

    Visual processing (depth, shape, color, movement, etc) is a complicated, yet also an automatic beta function on the whole, meaning you don't think about what you're processing...much like language, you just see and speak. It, on the surface level, appears "easy" to do. That's not to say we don't think about it, everyone has their moments of meta-cognition.
     
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    Men take stupider risks.
     
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    Yes i agree, some men do.
     
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    No worse than those darn asians!:rolleyes::wink:

    On a more serious note, the worst driver I've ever seen is my brother. He was able to completely flip over a car while driving. There was no one or anything else around. Now, that's a gift.
     
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    if i see an asian woman driving while talking on the cell phone..... i'll just crash into her to end the suspense. :rolleyes:
     
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    One of my good friends in Atlanta, Hsiang, told me that the worst driving offense is DWA - driving while Asian. Hsiang has totaled three cars, two that were his and one belonging to a friend. He has a total of 27 unpaid parking tickets, most of which did not involve a legal parking space. He's known to park in the street or in a courtyard. He has more wrecks than he cares to recall. His last quote for auto insurance was $3500 per year for an '87 Honda Civic. He no longer owns a car and take public transportation.

    None of my friends will loan him a car or even allow him to sit in the front seat. He has no concept of rules of the road when he drives. I know his IQ is somewhere above 150, but he simply cannot control an automobile.

    Before you read this as a racist thread, please note that Hsiang first clued me in that Asians cannot drive. Before that I was simply sexist in thinking that women cannot drive. I've broadened my spectrum of challenged drivers.

    CORRECTION: That's $3500 for a six-month policy.
     
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    lots of snipping was done to Mr. NJQT's quote...

    Plastic Jesus

    "I don't care if it rains if freezes as 'long as i got my plastic jesus.."
    :rofl:
     
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    A friend of mine, a woman, when parking she always had to find a spot she could drive straight out of. Seems she had a problem with reverse. The car was a manual shift. She would wait till she saw a man who seemed to be nice and ask him to back it out for her if she wasn't able to pull straight through. When stopped on a hill she would wave all the cars behind her to go around, then she would attempt to go. She thought that the radiiator was low on fluid, so she filled it with antifreeze. Only problem was it was a VW Beetle when they still had a air cooled engine. But it did have a big effect on the oil and the running of the engine. By the way she was a true blonde, so maybe that had something to do with it. Her next car was a automatic.
     
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    Cool Hand Luke :headbang:

    maybe ya friend is color blind.. like the lil colored dot tests? if you can't see the number, ya color blind.

    i think it's tritanopia and tritanomaly when you can't see blue and yellows?

    so like bright blue sky + big ass yellow bus = oh my, but a beautiful day :smile:

    his only moment of confusion (ya know other than "wtf!?!?! when he hit the bus) might have been the nun appearing to float in space.... cuz, like, penguins don't fly.
     
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    I don't know about the Asian thing though my cousin's wife, who is Korean, has totaled two cars and she's only lived in the US for two years.

    You'll be happy to note my sister managed to roll a car while going less than 30. She stopped at a light, went through the intersection, and then went straight on while the road made a sharp left. She was playing with the radio, looking at the dial, rather than the road. The car rolled over twice and the only thing she remembers is that the song she was trying to tune-in was Animotion's Obsession. As the car teetered over the berm and down the embankment, rolling over twice, landing back on its wheels, she said all she remembers is:

    I will have you, yes I will have you
    I will find a way and I will have you
    Like a butterfly, a wild butterfly
    I will collect you and capture you


    This was in a '78 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser, the same car whose driveshaft ended-up on the road when I attempted to accelerate out of the country club driveway onto the main road at no miles per hour. The car was a tank! Unfortunately it was a complete loss but that radio kept going even after the flip. Apparently my sister tried to steer back on to the road at the last second-- with the volume knob. In her death grip, she managed to turn the poor knob past the shut off point to where it turned back on at full volume, ripping the knob off and throwing it so it bounced off one of her friend's heads before it landed in the trunk. No one was hurt but the cop couldn't believe that my sister managed to go down the embankment having been stopped at a light not more than 200 feet previously. There was no sign of excessive speed and the man behind my sister who stopped to help confirmed the story of my sister and her friends.

    Since then my sister has been much more considerate driver though she does call me on her cell phone on long drives just to chat. When I gently remind her that she's driving and should not use her phone, she demures but then claims she's bored.

    I have to say, I see far more women than men talking on the cell phone in the car. Maybe men use hands-free more? A boys and their toys kinda thing?

    My mother used to put on her makeup while driving and I'd have to grab the steering wheel while she, "put on her face." I think my first driving experience was around 8 or 9 due to this. My mother did hit a woman while driving down Main Street. She saw this woman pull out of the Grand Union parking lot just a little too much, "and so I hit her. She was driving this puny little car and I thought I'd just run over it." My mother blames the other woman for driving such a tiny car. As you might guess, my mom drives a Tahoe. Otherwise my mother is a very good driver when she's paying attention. I'm not quite sure what gets her so distracted.

    What is interesting is that some women like Michelle Mouton and Shirley Muldowney are fantastic drivers. See this woman? That's Sabine Schmitz. She's the Queen of the Nurburgring, Germany's premier racing circuit. She and another woman hold records for the best times on Der Ring in the 24 hour race held there. Schmitz has been around the ring about 21,000 times. She probably knows it better than anyone alive. She also runs a high-speed driving school.

    A friend of mine dated a wonderful German girl. One night we decided to have dinner in the city at the place my sister worked at. This is the route we took. Do you see the time estimate? That's if there's no traffic and Manhattan nearly always has traffic in the early evening.

    We made it in half an hour.

    I shit you not.

    We were in a simple Golf GTI and we rocketed out of Tuxedo, flew down every single highway and road. My eyes just popped out of my head, "You'll get pulled over!!!," I cried out imagining my young life snuffed out by this maniac. She cooly replied, "I never get pulled over," and drove like I've never seen anyone drive on the road. She wove through traffic like it was standing still. You know those grab handles that they put next to the seats in foreign cars? I discovered what those are for. They're so your ass doesn't go flying on to the lap of the person sitting next to you when you're flying around the corkscrew exit ramp of the George Washington Bridge.

    Once off the bridge she barreled down the Henry Hudson to the 96th Street exit and she did not stop at the rotary. She just kept going, managed to get through every light and occasionally made exasperated noises when pedestrians got in her way. She then rocket right through Central Park at 80 over to Park Avenue. As we sat at the light she said one thing in the flattest, Kraftwerky voice possible, "The lights on Park Avenue are timed for 35mph. If we go 70 we will not need to stop." And holy shit if she didn't! Park Avenue at 70mph is an eye-opening experience, let me tell you. No cops, no troubles, no pedestrians got in her way. It's like this woman made a pact with the Devil so that she'd lead a charmed driving life. Twenty years later and I remember that drive ever so clearly. She was one of the best drivers I'd ever been with and I've driven with a few Indy racers.

    Years later I got to drive through Germany on the Autobahns and it was sheer heaven. Everyone signals, everyone stays in lane, everyone is orderly, and everyone drives like a bat out of Hell on the unrestricted portions. It's a truly beautiful and moving experience. I very much would love to drive through Germany again only not in some stupid Opel but in a real car.

    So yeah, a lot of women suck at driving because they tend to consider everything equally important and seem blissfully unaware of anyone else on the road. They seem to think, "Oh I want to go there," and then do it before considering, "Can I go there without hitting someone/making an illegal turn/driving over the median/or doing something disastrous?"

    But the few women who can really drive? WOW!
     
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    Seriously, read "Myths of Gender" by Anne Fausto-Sterling (I have a link to it on Amazon.com in my sig...) Biology is not destiny and the neuropsychology stuff just sounds like sexism disguised as science. This sort of thing is why, although I was actually a psych major in college, I HATE psychology now!

     
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    Seen this lass many times, on BBC's Top Gear, and she's mad at hell, but a fantastic driver, but then again, driving standards in Germany are so much better (Hence some Autobhan's no speed limit in a sense), yes in places like the US and UK, they do not have a clue.

    I do not currentaly hold a driving licence, but I realy need to, as a full-time carer for mum.

    However, since a road traffic accident some three years back, which resulted in a bad open-arm fracture (2 1/2 inch of bone sticking out), it's made me even more determind NOT to drive, due to absolute f'ing morons on the road, often talking on their cells whilst driving.
     
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