"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Rough Ride

while riding the bus to work over the last 6 weeks or so i've noticed a trend. the female bus drivers are more aggressive drivers than the male bus drivers. i'm not say that women in general are more aggressive drivers then men, but for some reason the two or three women who drive on my route are. what i've notice is that they accelerate faster, stop harder, switch lanes more abruptly, and it makes for an all around rougher ride. it feels like they are driving the bus like most people would a car.

the reason for their driving style might be less of a gender and more of an age. the male drivers, for the most part, look older than the female drivers, and it is from my experience from riding with multiple generations of drivers that the older one gets the less aggressive they drive. another reason might be that they don't have children? another observation of mine, and every auto insurance company, is that those with children drive more cautiously than those without. never the less, what explanation we come up with doesn't change the fact that these ladies are more aggressive drivers and it certainly doesn't justify it.


At 12/08/2005 3:28 PM, Blogger MOL Junior said...

they're bitter that they're working, not staying home with a a baby and a rich man supporting them.

WOW that was sexist and abrasive. (but true?).

At 12/09/2005 7:50 AM, Blogger j-lay said...

the day after i wrote this post i was on a bus with a lady driving that i didn't recognize. i must say that she did an excelent job. like i said it probably wasn't the gender so much as the age and lifestyle.


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