"A woman driver! You might have known... Thus the cynical chant of many a male motorist when a woman errs, slightly or seriously, in maneuvering her car... But the gibe has no basis in fact, according to the report of a university professor who took the trouble to find out. Armed with statistics, he asserts that the female of the motoring species is not nearly so deadly as the male. Only six percent of highway accidents involve women drivers..."
Additional studies conducted twenty years later reached similar conclusions. We don't know what today's research indicates - as a result of the 2016 presidential election season, we try to pretend we live in another era.