Male drivers three times more likely to be in road collisions with pedestrians | Transport | The Guardian
Male drivers are almost three times more likely than women to be involved in road collisions that kill or seriously injure pedestrians in Great Britain, a gap that has widened over the past decade.
A Guardian analysis of government road accident and journey data shows that in 2020 and the first half of 2021, 4,363 male drivers were involved in collisions that seriously injured or killed pedestrians, compared with 1,473 female drivers.
Including trips by car, van, motorbike and in other private vehicles, this equates to 2.8 serious collisions – those involving a pedestrian being injured or killed – for every 10m journeys by men, compared with 1.04 for women.
The figures – which exclude cases where the sex of the driver was not known or recorded – show that men have been more likely to injure or kill pedestrians, going as far back as at least 2002 when comparable data on the number of journeys began being recorded.