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Sunday, February 8, 2015

What kind of accident?

Back in April of 2011, this blog ran a post about the differences in driving styles between men and women. (Men are more likely to drive drunk at 90 mph, women more likely to shear off the side of a garage wall while backing out, and so on.)

Yesterday Bruce Jenner evidently rear ended another car on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, causing the driver of that other car to spin into oncoming traffic and be killed.

Jenner was driving a large SUV and towing a dune buggy behind him. He is thought to have possibly been texting right before the accident.

The interesting question, in light of the post linked above, is if Jenner's accident was more typical of men or women?

Carelessly rear ending another car while towing a dune buggy is the type of blunder you'd associate with men. On the other hand, not being as spatially aware seems a more female trait. Texting while driving, from what I've seen, seems to be a sin committed equally by both sexes.

Take it all into account, and this unfortunate tragedy seems to represent a curious amalgam of the worst in both male and female driving styles.


Quartermain said...

Soon to be on an episode of Fun with the Kardashians.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

John Craig said...

Allan -
No apology necessary. I'm the one who should probably apologize for making a joke out of a tragedy in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I noticed after the accident there was a photo of him walking around with his hands in his pockets which seemed weird to me.

Driving an SUV with a dune buggy on the back is pretty male.


John Craig said...

Andrew --
What's weird about walking around with your hands in your pockets?

Anonymous said...

Spartan said...

What's the British slang for cigarettes?

John Craig said...

Spartan --
Yes, since I wrote that the story changed from texting to cigarettes.

That's some red fingernail polish he's wearing in that photo.

hooter tooter said...

Bruce has completed the driving portion of his gender reassignment.

Anonymous said...