SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Which age group of Korean drivers exhibits the best driving skills?
Based on a recent survey conducted by T-Map Mobility, it was determined that men in their mid-40s to early 50s and women in their 60s stand out as the most proficient drivers.
T-Map Mobility conducted an analysis of the average driving scores, segmenting male and female drivers into 15 age groups based on those who registered their vehicles, specifying gender and age in T-Map Driving Score, and drove more than 500 kilometers (representing 63 percent of vehicle registrants). The findings revealed that the age group with the highest average driving score was men in their mid-40s to early 50s.
Among this group, individuals in their late 40s and early 50s achieved an impressive driving score of 80.4, while those in their mid-40s scored 80.1. Remarkably, only these three male age groups scored above 80, surpassing the rest.
On average, their driving scores were 2.8 points higher than their female counterparts of the same age.
For women, the most proficient drivers were found in the early, mid, and late 60s, with an average driving score of 79.
Conversely, the lowest driving scores were attributed to men in their early to mid-20s, scoring 67.5 and 68.2, respectively. These were the only scores in the 60s across all groups, registering an average of 3.5 points lower than women of the same age.
Interestingly, men’s driving scores were at their lowest in their early 20s, and peaked in their late 40s and early 50s before declining, while women’s scores displayed a steady increase from their early 20s to their late 60s.
In terms of vehicle preferences by gender and age group, women consistently favored Hyundai’s Avante across all age brackets, with a shift towards the carmaker’s Grandeur in their late 60s. Meanwhile, female drivers preferred subcompact vehicles in the second and third positions, with Kia’s Morning and the Chevrolet Spark dominating among those in their early 20s to mid-40s.
On the other hand, male drivers favored the Avante, Hyundai’s Sonata, and the Kia K5 from their early to mid-20s. However, in their late 30s to mid-40s, when the number of drivers peaked, the top choices were the Kia’s Sorento SUV and Carnival minivan.
T-Map Mobility suggested that men in their late 30s and beyond are opting for larger vehicles, considering their families, including infants, and placing a higher emphasis on safe driving practices.
Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)