Parents vs. meathead dudes in cars.
The political power of parents should easily be able to outmuscle these guys.
Another thing urban parents should lobby for is stripping the worse 1 percent of drivers of their licenses/cars. These are the ones most likely to kill children.
— Angie Schmitt 🚶♀️🚴♀️ 🚌 (@schmangee) September 9, 2019
Surely I’ve not the only one who has seen this, but some of the most aggressive and hostile drivers of all are women. And I don’t mean a small minority, either. The last SUV that attempted to run me off the road was piloted by a 30ish-year-old woman. The last few people who I have observed driving really aggressively and dangerously were women. The most absurdly pugnacious passing maneuver I’ve ever seen executed on a public road was done by a woman (almost resulting in two head-on accidents). Sure, overall they are safer drivers but by no means is it a large majority of men doing this.
Sometimes they have kids in the car, too.
This is at least partly because “SUV driving ‘masculinizes’ risk behavior in females: a public health challenge.”