Females More Likely Than Males to Engage in Distracted Driving

July 10, 2018

  • July 10, 2018 at 1:19 pm
    Jack says:
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    Wait for it….

    • July 10, 2018 at 2:41 pm
      Agent says:
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      Wonder how much these dudes are paid for doing a survey in Australia with 20 million people on the whole continent vs 320 million in the US. Cell use talking/texting in this country is epidemic by the brain dead.

    • July 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm
      Craig Cornell says:
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      “Gender is fluid.” “The differences in the sexes are a social construct, and not biological.” “Women can do anything men can do.” “You are a Sexist if you think women are on their phones more than men.”

      • July 11, 2018 at 7:06 am
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        Two people of unidentified or undefined or indeterminate sex down voted your post.

        • July 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm
          Agent says:
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          In addition to females texting while driving, many like to put their eye make up on while driving when they are late for work. Seen it many, many times.

          • July 11, 2018 at 1:17 pm
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            is it okay to shave while driving?

        • July 11, 2018 at 2:06 pm
          Craig Cornell says:
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          Either they have no sense of humor, or they don’t understand science.

          There are 2 genders: male and female. Period.
          The two genders are different in many ways.
          That is called Biology 101, or basic science.

          • July 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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            Come on IJ – you deleted my on-topic and relevant comment, yet left up Craig’s nonsense. Unreal. Let me try again.

            Craig: sex is based off chromosomes while gender is how someone identifies.

            There is already more than one sex: there’s XX, XY, XXX and even XX+XY.

            Sex versus gender is a huge distinction to make (which is why the doctor asks you to put down your sex on the intake form and NOT your gender) since, as you touched on, there’s major biological differences.

            Although you used the wrong term (gender vs. sex) there is clearly more than one sex from a biological//physician point of view

          • July 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm
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            Anyone with half a brain would have known you would take the absurd position you just did.

            What you just said is patently false. It is only in recent history that definition has become an item.

            Also, here you are lecturing IJ for deleting comments, and I applaud you for it. You’re right. And they do it to both sides. They are far too involved in managing how we converse.

            Back on topic:

            When someone says they identify as female, they are talking about the actual female, the biological female, and they are delusional as soon as they do so. Gender is absolutely linked to biological sex in that form, as the person wants to be a sex they cannot be.

            When someone says it is normal to identify as a member of the opposite sex, and say proof of that is because it happens (everything which can occur sooner or later will, so it’s a poor way of looking at things. Some people talk to their ham radios. If enough people do it will we consider that just a way of life? It’s delusion. No less a delusion than wanting to be the other sex) you actually harm the person suffering from what is clearly a mental disorder. If you then say well their minds are wired their way, yes, many people’s minds, including psychopaths who are perceived to be born that way, are wired disordered. We are not perfect the way we are, and some people are born with disorders which affect them negatively as well, though you see them just saying accept me I love what I am, you don’t seem to see the depression rates, other than to blame someone else for them rather than the disorder. As acceptance of the behavior has been seen as not a disease and normal, depression rates have gone up. They have higher suicide rates and depression rates than Jews in WWII. This is not a bullying issue in that regard. It’s a mental health issue, and you are essentially making it impossible to help with that with your attitude. You are not Harry Potter slaying Voldemort. Get that delusion and social justice warrior out of your head.

          • July 12, 2018 at 1:51 pm
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            In other words you see the person yelling about how the ham radio talks to them, saying “It’s just who I am! Why don’t you love me for who I am? Other people do it too!”

            And you say, “yeah! Love everyone, I love everyone!” (Ego, narcissism, wanting to feel you are the hero)

            And you don’t see the negative aspects of that ham radio disorder.

            In labeling anyone who acknowledges that it’s a disorder, and gender is not chosen, as racist, or unloving, you basically stop any thought toward helping those with the disorder.

            You are not the hero. The moment you start this type of attitude you become a block to their mental health, to finding a fix for the depression, to understanding the disorder. To helping with it. It’s really, really, sick.

      • July 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm
        FFA says:
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        Good Stuff Craig. People that lean on science to support their side will now ignore it.

  • July 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm
    Wayne says:
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    Who knew?

    • July 10, 2018 at 2:32 pm
      Jack says:
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      Wayne- in other news, the earth is round.

      • July 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm
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        Wait??! What?

  • July 10, 2018 at 2:22 pm
    Fair Playing Field says:
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    Time to update the stock photos, IJ.

  • July 10, 2018 at 2:42 pm
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    An accident is 2.2 times more likely when talking on a cell phone, and is 6.1 times more likely when texting. Wow. Please just hang up and drive, folks. Thank you. I don’t need any more convincing than those sobering statistics. It’s human nature. People hate Congress, but love their Congressperson. People think AI will replace jobs, but not their job. People hate others who text and drive or call and drive, but they think that they have the abilities to do so. People are wrong, stupid, incorrect, arrogant, selfish, & egotistical.

  • July 10, 2018 at 2:46 pm
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    As I drive around I see plenty of offenses of using a cellphone while driving by both sexes, but have to admit, it’s worse with women than men. No surprise here.

    • July 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm
      Jack says:
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      Dave- I’m too busy reading IJ on my phone while driving to see others.

      • July 10, 2018 at 3:16 pm
        Agent says:
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        Jack, I prefer to follow the great golfer Jordan Spieth’s advice. He puts that cell in his glove box while driving and doesn’t take it out until he arrives at his destination. It just isn’t worth it to take the chance. If it is an emergency, pull over off the road, don’t keep driving.

  • July 10, 2018 at 4:26 pm
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    New law in Georgia eff 7/1/18. Driving while holding a cell phone is against the law.

  • July 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm
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    It took a study to figure this out? Drive 30 seconds in Arizona (or 15 seconds in you are in Scottsdale) and you will quickly realize women are far more concerned with their phone than the road. I see it everyday.

  • July 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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    most surprisingly, ( except for one particular comment) nearly everyone seems to agree for a change…

  • July 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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    Rosenblatt: Find me ONE scientist who says there are more than 2 genders.

    Ridiculous. We went over this before. Please try to learn something new once in awhile.
    The FIRST definition of “gender” in the dictionary is “sex”.

    Yes, I can pretend to be a girl. But I am NOT a girl. And never will be one. No matter how many hormones I take and how many dresses I wear.

    Do I care what someone else does if it hurts no one else? Nope. Be whatever you want.

    But don’t insult me by saying there are more than 2 genders. Or that it is all on a “spectrum”. Please.

  • July 11, 2018 at 4:13 pm
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    Yeah – we did go over this before, and you ignored everything I provided. Maybe you’ll actually take the time to look at the links (broken up so they’ll post quickly) this time??

    I know you like reading ONLY the title and not the actual article, so I’ll post this one first even though it doesn’t give a quote from a doctor: http s://nomadicecologist.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/no-science-does-not-say-there-are-only-two-genders/

    Here’s one w/ a quote: “The main problem with a strong dichotomy is that there are intermediate cases that push the limits and ask us to figure out exactly where the dividing line is between males and females,” biology sex expert Arthur Arnold at the University of California, Los Angeles.
    That’s from: http s://www.medicaldaily.com/challenging-gender-identity-biologists-say-gender-expands-across-spectrum-rather-323956

    Or you could read this article which has quotes from a clinical geneticist, biologists and a handy-dandy easy-to-read chart: htt ps://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943

    Or maybe you want a world-wide view of the situation? That’s cool … read this: ht tp://www.pbs.org/independentlens/content/two-spirits_map-html/

    Now, you find me ONE scientist who says there are ONLY 2 genders. And none of this “you can google it yourself” non-reply. I found evidence to support my argument – now the burden of proof is on you to prove your side of the argument.

    I’m waiting…..

    • July 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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      So why DO women have more texting accidents? Because society told them to? Ridiculous.

      Or because they have different emotional needs than men? For the vast majority of human beings, there are only 2 genders, and people are not some kind of blend. And, yes, you can find oddities, such as the rare exception where a person was born with the genitalia of both sexes.

      But then again, those would be extreme exceptions to what everyone knows is true: men and women are different in many ways that is directly related to their biology. Hormones. Thinking. In every culture in the world. Meaning it AIN’T a “social construct”. It’s real.

      (Your “Nature” article you link to above said that maybe one in 100 people are “DSD”. Meaning: even they admit that for 99% of all people, they are either one or the other, male or female. The “spectrum” they cite isn’t a sharing of male and female traits in all humans; for almost everyone, they are either one or the other. Period.)

      Or maybe you think that the distinction in the article is a false premise altogether, that the distinction is incorrect, and that many of the “women” in the study are actually dudes, and the “men” in the study are actually women.

      • July 11, 2018 at 5:10 pm
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        Now, you find me ONE scientist who says there are ONLY 2 genders. And none of this “you can google it yourself” non-reply. I found evidence to support my argument – now the burden of proof is on you to prove your side of the argument.

        I’m waiting…..

        • July 11, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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          Your own article from Nature admitted that DSD is rare. That same article ADMITTED that for 99% of humans, they are either male or female.

          Do men have varying rates of testosterone? Yep. But compared to women, men almost always have A LOT more. And the same is true for women with a range of hormones, size, strength, and psychological traits – across ALL cultures. Meaning?

          There are 2 genders (meaning 2 sexes), with rare – very rare – oddities that don’t fit.

          Now answer MY question: what’s wrong with the article above about texting?

          • July 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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            Great!! We agree — there are more than two sexes. Rare or common, strictly non-male and non-female do not make up 100% of the population. Guess you also admit there are plenty of scientists who agree with me that there are more than two.

            As for answering your question, when did I say or imply it was wrong? All i said was YOU were wrong that there are only two sexes and not even ONE scientist would say otherwise

          • July 12, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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            “Great!! We agree — there are more than two sexes. ”

            Genetic abnormalities are not a new sex.

            “Rare or common, strictly non-male and non-female do not make up 100% of the population”

            Born with both private parts for example, is not a non male or non female, and any aspect that you then say is not strictly one or the other, is not a new sex. It’s an abnormality. There are not more than two sexes. There are no new sexes. A lioness that grows a mane and attracts males is not a new sex. It’s an abnormality. No third sex has evolved to procreate or be involved in procreation in parties of three. There are two sexes, and then some deformed sexes or abnormalities which often cannot reproduce.

            “As for answering your question, when did I say or imply it was wrong? All i said was YOU were wrong that there are only two sexes and not even ONE scientist would say otherwise”

            Abnormalities are not a new sex, anymore than chromosome abnormalities in humans are no longer human, like say autism. I looked at your sources, and what was really said was a lot of “we don’t understand, there are so many variables!” No one named a new sex, and then they want to social justice saying “gender is what society says it is”. No. It’s not, that is a recent change. Gender roles existed because there are two sexes with inherent differences. It didn’t go gender roles first, then humans. It went humans first, and trends came about, and people identified the trends. Society didn’t structure those trends. The sexes did, society documented the differences.

            I cannot believe how much of a leftist you are despite you trying constantly to claim you’re not.

        • July 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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          My satirical comments above, the ones you said were so outrageous, were actually spot on:

          “Gender is fluid”. No, it is not. There is a high concentration of biological factors shared by half the population. They are called men. There is another set of biological factors shared by the other half. They are called women. While women may have slightly different percentages of hormones and other biological factors compared to other women, those same people we call women share wildly different biological factors as compared to people we call men. Gender is definitely NOT fluid, despite those rare, extreme deviations you cite.

          “Differences between men and women are a social construct . . .” Laughable. There are fixed biological differences between men and women, which differences impact physiology, psychology and even manner of thinking. The proof is the common behavior of women in every culture known to man. (See texting . . .)

          “Women can do anything men can do.” Hilarious. Let me know when women start playing defensive line in the NFL. (And explain all the news articles about “why women make better leaders, managers, CEOs . . .” if there aren’t differences between men and women.) And then tell me why more men than women crash cars, get in fights, end up in prison, study math and science . . .)

          • July 12, 2018 at 9:45 am
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            JUNE 7, 2018 AT 4:25 PM
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            Try not embarrassing yourself in writing.
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          • July 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm
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            HAHAHAHAHA

            He embarrassed himself by saying gender isn’t fluid, women cannot do anything men do (and they can’t) and that differences between women and men aren’t a social construct?

            I’ll tell you what. You take 100 men, and 100 women, have them both powerlift. Who is going to get further? You can’t change biology. Then have them all fight. Who is going to win?

            This isn’t a matter of superiority that they can’t do all the same things men can, that’s not what I’m saying. They clearly can’t, and the fact that they can’t is not due to society.

            I’m stronger than 99% of women, and at the rate I’m going it will be 100% of women. It’s specifically because I was born male, and with a good testosterone level.

            For my weight and size I’m stronger than 99% of men too, and will soon compete with the top 15 in the IPF, it’s in my plans in the next 3 years anyway…But that is neither here nor there. What is that it is solely because I’m a man. Not society.

          • July 12, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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            I do feel the need to say:

            Men cannot do everything women can do, either.

            Which is why I said it doesn’t matter to anyone except the narcissistic that they can’t do what the opposite gender can.

          • July 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm
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            Women can birth children. That’s a beautiful thing, and very cool.

            Men can write their name in the snow. That’s pretty damn impressive, too. (o:

    • July 20, 2018 at 3:14 pm
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      Rosenblatt, you have the record now for idiocy when trying to argue a point. Perhaps it is because of your upbringing or you went to an ultra liberal college. There are only two sexes, man and woman of the human species. GOD ordained it. Sorry, atheist, that is the way it is.

  • July 11, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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    When my niece was about 4 years old, she explained it pretty simple.
    Men have a penis. women have vaginas.

    She is a die hard Dem. She is also getting married next Saturday and knows her future hubby cant have a child, but she can. Smart girl (except for the Dem thing). Her future hubby gets his paychecks signed by Scott Walker. Majority of her companies work is because of Scott Walker and his development programs.

  • July 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm
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    So I am just speculating here because I have not looked at research but all the sex talk here may be beside the point. I doubt one sex is born to text more than another. How much women text may have more to do with the roles women play in our society: mother, career, caretaker, social organizer, family planner, counselor, transporter, etc. I am generalizing here. My experience is that kids in school, after school, out at night or wherever tend to communicate with their mothers more than their dads. Mothers do more transporting the kids to and from school and events. When the family is planning a night out, gathering or trip, or needs to schedule a home service, mothers tend to make the reservations and handle the arrangements. Elderly parents or sick relatives tend to call their daughters or sisters before their sons or brothers. Women tend to juggle more tasks and jobs that require communication. So maybe women text more because they are expected to be the ones responsible for communications and organization, at home and the office. And just to be snide on the side, it doesn’t take a lot of texting for men to confirm their tee time.

    • July 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm
      Fair Playing Field says:
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      Great points, George. We don’t need any stinking directions either.

    • July 13, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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      You got it right in the first sentence when you said you “just speculating . . .”

      Anyone with eyes can see that women are on their phones far more than men. Just look around anywhere you go. And nothing justifies texting or looking at your phone while driving, even if “more responsible . . .” (wait, I’m starting to cry about how unfair it all is for women. . .).

  • July 16, 2018 at 11:24 am
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    This is so true. Seems like most of the individuals I see texting while driving are young women under 50. May have more to do with them trying to multi-task as most family responsibilities after working hours are still being disproportionately done by women.

    However, to be fair, I’ve seen many more men driving slowly in the left lanes while talking on the phone. It’s usually older males doing the slow driving. Probably because people under 30 text and don’t talk on the phone as much as they’ve done with past generations.

    • July 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm
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      I have yet to see an older man texting while driving or even talking on the cell while driving. I have seen many Millennial men doing that and usually they are speeding while doing it. No wonder they are causing so many accidents.

      • July 16, 2018 at 1:05 pm
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        Just got back in the office. Just saw a gentlemen looks like he’s in his early 60’s driving his Acura into the Cleveland Clinic talking on his cell. I work right across the street from the Clinic and see it all the time.

      • July 16, 2018 at 1:42 pm
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        There goes Agent hating on younger generations again. You cannot honestly say you’ve never seen an older man using a phone while driving. Unless you live in a town that is void of older men. Because, I see it all the time, too. People of all ages are guilty.

        • July 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm
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          Quit sticking up for the younger generation. They are married to that cell 24/7. Sleep with it under their pillow. Can’t have a conversation with them without them checking their texts, emails, getting on Facebook. The older generation does not do that. By the way, the older generation’s driving record is a whole lot better as well.

  • July 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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    I would say it is more likely women because they are used to multi-tasking and forget it doesn’t belong on the roads. In the last three years, both my husband and I have been hit on the highway by a distracted driver. Both were women and both were under 35. In both accidents, we were rear-ended by a driver that didn’t realize that at least 25 cars were stopped ahead of them and they were still driving full speed.

  • July 18, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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    Did you mean “uninhibited?” Disinhibited is a verb and does not mean what you were trying to say.



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