Women make fewer car insurance claims, study shows

Women appear to be safer than men when behind the wheel, as new figures have shown that females have filed fewer car insurance claims in the past two years.

Statistics released by RAA Insurance have indicated that out of 33,400 collisions in the past 24 months, men accounted for 53 per cent of the incidents, the Herald Sun reports.

The report showed details of each individual crash and found that male motorists were more likely to hit another vehicle when changing lanes, reversing and at intersections.

Claims manager at the organisation Tony Phillips told the news provider that women perhaps take a bit more care when overtaking or changing lanes.

"Women probably take a little more time to make that judgment call," he remarked.

The likelihood of being involved in a collision is becoming greater, as there are now more cars on the road across Australia. Recent figures released by VFACTS suggested that 76,783 vehicles were sold in January 2012 alone.

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