Men recall sayings about a monkey armed with various types of modern weapons and the connection between the hair color on a woman's head and the amount of gray matter.
The topic of the relationship of women with road transport and the relationship of men to these women is so deep, wide and varied that for its disclosure it will be necessary to write multivolume Talmuds. We will confine ourselves only to a cursory glance at this problem.
In this case, the word problem has, unfortunately, its original meaning - "trouble". When it comes to a woman driving, the topic of trouble arises by itself, as if by magic. Moreover, depending on who is talking, troubles manage to experience opposite sides. Men, of course, for the millionth time remember the sayings about a monkey armed with various types of modern weapons, about the once and for all established connection between the hair color on a woman's head and the amount of gray matter in the same head. Well, they are sophisticated in inventing new hard-hitting epithets in relation to the behavior of women drivers.
Women, on the contrary, with a clear conscience are indignant at the fact that all those traffic rules that they were taught and which they tried to adhere to when passing the exam for obtaining a driver's license have nothing to do with the orgy that is happening on the roads of our Fatherland (if we are talking about the capital, multiply the degree of bacchanalia by 10). They complain about the initially biased and dismissive attitude towards themselves and towards their vehicles on the part of other participants in the movement, belonging to a different gender. Moreover, women are sure that in reality, men have huge problems with the ability to turn the steering wheel, change gears and distinguish the color of lights at traffic lights.
There is, however, an intermediate version, rare, but becoming more common - this is when women, not missing the opportunity to go through the masculine part of car owners and drivers, admit that they themselves have great difficulties in terms of getting around behind the wheel of a car. They admit that the flow of various information they receive in the car is so huge and so squeezed into short time intervals that at first it turns out to be simply indigestible for consciousness. And even after gaining a certain driving experience, these difficulties become less acute, but by no means disappear.
The most objective view, as usual, is somewhere between the extreme points of view. No, men will never give up their opinion that a female driver is potentially and in practice always more unpredictable, illogical and dangerous than a male driver. This thought has become one of the pillars of the modern man's worldview, along with the eternal disappointment in the game and the results of our team, nationwide sympathy for Bruce Willis and a very specific content of the activity called "fishing". No one will ever succeed in destroying this male opinion about women. But it is possible and necessary to smooth out the rough edges in this direction of relations between the sexes.
The thesis that all women are lousy drivers should be sent to a landfill. In the same neighborhood, there is a place for the idea that all men are natural-born chauffeurs and practically race drivers, and that all of them did not get Schumacher's laurels only by misunderstanding. Each of us will certainly not only be able to give an example of the obvious male inability to drive, seen literally today, but also be able to remember an unimportant rider among his friends, relatives or acquaintances. There are good women drivers, just as there are bad men drivers, and the latter are much more numerous than the former. But there is one caveat.
Having adjusted for a negligible percentage of absolutely hopeless men and those who cannot drive for health reasons (vision problems and the like), we state that almost any representative of the strong half of humanity is able to adequately drive a car. To do this, he just needs to complete the course of the corresponding training in full. And the question arises - what then a large part of the men who find themselves behind the wheel behave on the roads inappropriately? And here we need to remember the wisdom - real driving training begins after obtaining a license. The current system of obtaining (more precisely, acquiring) driving licenses in our country implies that, given not so transcendental financial resources and knowledge of certain mechanisms, it is not at all necessary to cram traffic rules and wind tens of hours of driving practice. There are no exact numbers, and there cannot be, but a considerable percentage of people traveling around the country with normal exams have no right to turn the ignition key and press the gas pedal. Hence the number of bad male drivers.
The situation with women is somewhat different. Although this system of obtaining (again, in our minds we write “acquiring”) a driver's license works in their case, women are still less adapted to driving cars on their own. Despite the fact that there are examples of good non-male drivers, one must admit the fact that, in general, this is not a woman's business, turn the steering wheel. And in this there is no male chauvinism - just not a woman's business, that's all. There are occupations to which the vast majority of men are absolutely not adapted - for example, knitting or artistic embroidery. It is clear that driving a car is much more important for modern life than all kinds of handicrafts, but this is not the fault of either women or men, it just happened.
So, we came to the following conclusions. Are all women mediocre drivers? No. Can a woman be a good driver? Undoubtedly. Are all men good drivers? Not all of them. Is driving a car more masculine than feminine? Perhaps so …