10 Apr '11, 6am

Women, bad drivers? Says who?

Women, bad drivers? Says who?

MANILA: Women often get flak for their driving, but one Philippine authority thinks they actually make better and safer drivers than men. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said it believes women bus drivers will be the key to reducing the alarming rate of bus accidents in the Philippine capital. Last year, more than 250 male drivers were involved in fatal road accidents, while only a fourth of this number was attributed to female drivers. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority hopes that by hiring female bus drivers, the number of road accidents along Metro Manila's main thoroughfares will be reduced significantly. The first woman to apply for the job was 51-year-old Yolanda Blanco, who was supposed to go to Abu Dhabi to be a hotel chauffeur. But when she heard that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority was looking for female bus drivers, she imm...

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