GM’s call to name a woman as its CEO is a sign of the ages, as a new report shows that one of the final barriers between men and women has been breached, the latter now hold more driving licenses.
This is what a Frost & Sullivan report found out, for the first time in US history, the number of women with driving licenses is greater across all age groups greater than 25. The trend even catches pace after the age of 55 and shows a rather wide gap for the category over 70 years-old.
Predictions also show that today 80% of the car buying decision is tipped by a woman, which favor practicality, prefer small and nimble cars and have such criteria like design, spaciousness, safety, quality of materials, vehicle color and sustainability of the car.
The trend is also accelerating in other countries, as data shows that in Canada the balance now stands at 49.95 % for men with drivers licenses, but women already overtook them in the plus 55 years category. The United Kingdom is scheduled to follow suit next, with a time frame of three to four years. There, already women dominate another category – that of the traveled distance, as the trip distances for men have decreased constantly between 1981 and 2011, while for women rose accordingly in the same period.