While it has largely been buried in the annals of history, there still may be a ghost of a common stereotype from bygone years that women are just not as good of drivers as are men.

However, at least when it comes to distracted driving, particularly texting and driving, this stereotype can be statistically proven false.

Specifically, according to the study of one group dedicated to preventing distracted driving, men were more likely than women to engage in most of the common distracted driving behaviors that were the subject of the study.

Perhaps more significantly, it was men, more so than women, who were willing to admit that they had either read a text message or even had sent one while driving. Likewise, considerably more men than women admitted to other, generalized use of their phones while behind the wheel. This generalized use could include things like checking email or surfing the web.

Among those surveyed, more women did admit to talking on the phone while driving than did the men. It should be noted, though, that the survey did not break down whether the conversation involved a device that the driver had to hold in his or her hand.

Overall, the study also concluded that a typical distracted driver was more likely to be male than female.

The point of this post is not that women are better drivers than men so much as it is to point out that a distracted driver really could be anyone on the roads in and around White Plains, New York. No matter who is doing it, however, distracted driving is a dangerous behavior. Victims of distracted drivers may be able to get compensation through a personal injury claim.