More men than women issued driving tickets in Abbotsford

Stats released in three categories – speeding, distracted and impaired driving.

  • Dec. 2, 2013 7:00 p.m.
More men than women issued driving tickets in Abbotsford

The latest driving statistics released by the Abbotsford Police Department indicate that men are receiving more tickets than women in three key categories – speeding, distracted and impaired driving.

Const. Ian MacDonald said Abbotsford’s driving population currently breaks down into 50.51 per cent male versus 49.44 per cent female, but men account for 67 per cent of tickets for distracted driving and 84 per cent for impaired driving.

Of drivers who speed, 66 per cent are men.

MacDonald said the numbers remain disproportionate through all age brackets.

Overall, men have received almost 71 per cent of the violation tickets from 2010 to present.

MacDonald said the figures were not released to suggest that women are better drivers.

“Instead, we hope these statistics challenge all drivers to review and reflect on their driving behaviours. The truth is we can all do better.”

At the beginning of 2013, the Abbotsford Police Department made road safety its top priority after a year that saw nine traffic-related fatalities.

Messaging throughout the year has included the release of a video that showed a pedestrian being hit by a car and posters showing the results of collisions.