Are men or women more accident-prone?

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Frontal crashes are responsible for the largest percentage of fatalities in passenger cars.

Women drive and even cross the street more safely than men. Since 1980, men have accounted for 70 percent of pedestrian fatalities. Between the ages of 18 and 45, males outnumber females as fatal crash victims by almost three to one, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Accidental deaths of all types—from falls, firearms, drownings, fires, even food and other poisonings—also are more common among men than women.


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