Womens Worldwide Car Of The Year Celebrates International Women Drivers Day

Driving Perspectives: Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year Celebrates International Women Drivers’ Day

June 2024 – Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year commemorates June 24th as International Women Drivers’ Day, shedding light on the perspectives of women drivers regarding road behavior. A survey conducted by Czech online magazine Zena v aute.cz polled 1,485 female drivers globally via an online questionnaire, revealing significant concerns among women regarding aggressive behavior…

Womens Worldwide Car Of The Year Celebrates International Women Drivers Day

June 2024 – Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year commemorates June 24th as International Women Drivers’ Day, shedding light on the perspectives of women drivers regarding road behavior. A survey conducted by Czech online magazine Zena v aute.cz polled 1,485 female drivers globally via an online questionnaire, revealing significant concerns among women regarding aggressive behavior on the roads. According to the findings, 78% of women drivers view road aggression as a serious issue, with 69% reporting an observed increase in such behavior.

The survey, conducted in May 2024 across 20 countries including the USA, Germany, and the UK, was guided by Platforma Vize0. Sabina Kvášová, editor-in-chief of Zena v aute.cz and a survey advisor, commented on the results: “Through our questionnaire, we delved into women drivers’ feelings, fears, and behaviors on the road. The insights are striking.”

Driving Concerns:
The survey highlighted several key concerns among women drivers, with aggressive driving (22%), accidents (20%), and driving in poor visibility (20%) ranking highest. Specific country variations were notable, with aggressive driving cited more frequently in the USA (82%), Spain (31%), and Poland (38%). Meanwhile, concerns about accidents were prevalent in Italy (51%), Poland (35%), and Germany (31%), and reduced visibility was a top concern in the UK (52%), Germany (50%), and Poland (20%).

Perceptions of Aggression:
Regarding aggressive behavior, 78% of women drivers globally perceive it as a serious issue, with 55% encountering aggression sporadically and 25% experiencing it daily.

Proposed Solutions:
Women drivers expressed support for addressing road aggression through strict penalties (45%), specialized psychological therapy programs (27%), driver training initiatives (20%), and prevention campaigns (6%). Specific support for these measures varied by country, with Denmark and Serbia showing strong backing for strict penalties (97%), and Denmark, Serbia, and the USA favoring psychological therapy programs (97%).

Empowerment and Mobility:
Marta García, executive president of WWCOTY, emphasized the significance of International Women Drivers’ Day: “This day highlights women’s crucial role in automotive decision-making and celebrates their freedom and empowerment through mobility.”

Future Perspectives:
As women increasingly influence car purchases and engage in automotive communities online, International Women Drivers’ Day underscores their impact on environmental awareness and the pursuit of mobility rights.

Inclusive Mobility:
Despite strides, challenges such as perceived scrutiny and support in motorsports persist. Celebrating International Women Drivers’ Day remains pivotal in advancing equality and sustainable mobility worldwide.


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