The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed study according to which women are twice as likely to accidentally hit the accelerator than men are.
The study was made by the TransAnalytics research firm and the Highway Safety Research Center at the University of North Carolina, and looked at police data on crashes that occurred within North Carolina and at news reports on accidents that happened elsewhere, concluding that women were at fault roughly 66% of the time.
The study also shows that older drivers and younger drivers are also dangerous when it comes to gas-pedal accidents. In North Carolina this kind of accidents were most common among persons younger than 20 and older than 76, and out-of-state reports show that persons over 76 are blamed for 40% of all unintended acceleration accidents.
A majority of gas pedal accidents occurred in parking lots, parking garages and driveways rather than on roadways, 57%in the North Carolina database and 77% in news reports
But if we are looking at all accidents, not just those involving unintended acceleration, men were at fault 60% of the time.