Macho man likes to speed

wreck.jpgForget all that talk about women drivers… A study from Neuchâtel University involving researchers from Zurich and Heidelberg has demonstrated something many people knew deep down: young men are mostly responsible for driving accidents due to excessive speed! A team at the university’s institute for work psychology tested 83 male guinea pigs. These testosterone fuelled volunteers were placed inside a driving simulator, and their reaction to male-associated, female-associated or neutral words was assessed. Those who drove in the male environment were twice as fast as those in the female version, and significantly speedier than those in the neutral zone. Future prevention campaigns could, according to the study’s authors, dissociate masculinity from speed. Images of one Michael Schumacher driving sedately spring to mind…

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