Allstate: Girl teen drivers getting more ‘aggressive’

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 at 1:05 p.m.

Amber Crutchfield 18, left, and Megan Nolan 18, belt up and get ready during a teen safety driving program a sponsored by the National Safety Council in 2006. (John Smierciak/Chicago Tribune, File)

By Becky Yerak | In what seems like a role reversal, teenage girl drivers are expressing a new need for speed, while aggressive driving and speeding by boys is down, according to an Allstate study.

“As more young women participate in activities like competitive sports
and take on a more assertive lifestyle, they’re narrowing the gender
gap,” Allan
Williams, former chief scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety, said in a statement

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