Macho? You’re burning gas. Female? You’re a “greener” driver—& richer.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 14, 2008
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Women Drivers

No big surprise here, but apparently women break more gently (saving money on brakes and burning less gas when accelerating up to a stop sign etc.)…anyway, read the article at its source:

Research proves women are greener drivers than men

October 14, 2008 Posted by: Faye Sunderland

An internet research company, believe they know the key to greener driving—become a women. Research has proven that women drivers are more conscious of their fuel consumption. They are also more likely to change gears earlier, reducing engine work load and are gentler in their braking, allowing them to make the most of the fuel in their tanks.

The age old argument of ‘Men vs. Women: Who are the Better Drivers?’ has raged on for years but in terms of fuel consumption, the answer it appears is easy.

Mark Bower Dyke, Chairman of car insurer BeWiser ( confirms this opinion;

“Although the subject is somewhat light-hearted, it proves that women’s driving techniques are considerably better.

“Men tend to be more aggressive with their driving which results in the vehicle being ‘worn-out’ quicker, resulting in accidents and crashes.” …for the rest, click here.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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