Reluctance to ask for directions makes men drive an extra 276 miles a year

October 27th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new UK study has shown that men’s reluctance to ask for directions on the road lead them to drive an extra 276 miles a year whereas women settle at 256.

The study conducted by car insurance company Sheila’s Wheels stated that 26 percent men wait for at least half an hour before asking for directions, with a stubborn 12 percent refusing to ask a stranger for help at all.

“Our research not only reveals that men aren’t quite as confident behind the wheel as they make out when it comes to navigation but also that women are in control when it comes to modern motoring,” ABC News quoted Jacky Brown, of Sheila’s Wheels, as saying.

The research also estimated the cost of gas used by each man driving around lost and reluctant to ask for help could add up to thousands of dollars over a lifetime.

For women, it’s almost the exact opposite, as almost three-quarters of women, 74 percent, have no qualms about asking for directions, with 37 percent admitting to pulling over as soon as they realize they are lost, compared to just 30 percent of men. (ANI)

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