We have often seen women being ridiculed for their poor driving techniques and moreover, it has become a preconceived notion that men are better drivers than women. And to thrash this myth, Gul Panag made some relevant points that give us an insight of what all is wrong with our society.
Gul, being a licenced pilot, an avid biker, an actor and a successful entrepreneur has set an amazing example for all women who aspire to make it big on their own terms. Now, not just through his achievements but through his wise words, she is breaking stereotypes.
She was recently part of the ‘Diageo National Road Safety Conclave’ where she urged citizens to not drink and drive. She pointed out girls that girls are labeled as non-drivers which is unfair,
“The thing is we do stereo typification at a very young age. At a young age you are told that if you are a girl, then you just do arts you don’t need to do science or if you are a girl then you ride a gear less scooter because you can’t change gears,”
She further added that women are better drivers because they drive safely,
“Typically in a household, if there is a boy and a girl and they are similar in age the boy will get a chance to learn to drive first. It’s because of the conditioning that happens in our environment that women are perhaps less confident and this is why they are less reckless and safer drivers because they are involved in lesser accidents statistically.”
“Statistically, women are actually better drivers. If you look up statistics there are lesser women involved in accidents than men but it’s also because there are lesser drivers,”