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7th Jun '16 11:08:41 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is Yukari is a [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]] housewife who has a driver's license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she does take the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road.

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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is Yukari is a [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]] housewife who has a driver's license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she does take the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road.



* ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' is an aversion: the female protagonist, Rally Vincent, is an expert driver who loves powerful muscle cars like her beloved Shelby Cobra. Sure, she wrecks cars like no one's business, but that's because of the insane antics she gets into rather than her driving ability. The other exception is Riff Raff, who was on the receiving end of Bean Bandit's above diss on her driving. After slugging him in the face (where he commends her for throwing a punch that hurt more than a stun-gun), she promptly proves she's just as good as Rally.

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* ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' is an aversion: the female protagonist, Rally Vincent, is an expert driver who loves powerful muscle cars like her beloved Shelby Cobra. Sure, she wrecks cars like no one's business, but that's because of the insane antics she gets into into. rather than her driving ability. The other exception is Riff Raff, who was on the receiving end of Bean Bandit's above diss on her driving. After slugging him in the face (where he commends her for throwing a punch that hurt more than a stun-gun), she promptly proves she's just as good as Rally.
7th Jun '16 11:07:43 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is a housewife who has a license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she takes the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road. Yukari is an actual Transsexual woman, rather than a cisgender one.

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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is Yukari is a [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]] housewife who has a driver's license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she takes does take the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road. Yukari is an actual Transsexual woman, rather than a cisgender one.
7th Jun '16 10:59:08 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is a housewife who has a license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she takes the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road. Yukari is an actual [[Transsexual]] woman, rather than a cisgender one.

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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is a housewife who has a license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she takes the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road. Yukari is an actual [[Transsexual]] Transsexual woman, rather than a cisgender one.
7th Jun '16 10:58:36 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is a housewife who has a license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she takes the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road. However, Yukari is a [[{{Transsexual}}]] woman, rather than a cisgender one.
* Subverted in ''Manga/WanganMidnight'' when Yamamoto gives a highly tuned Skyline GT-R demo car with over 600bhp to resident chick Reina Akikawa to drive, his fellow tuner Gaa-chan starts to doubt her ability and Yamamoto's judgement. Reina then proceeds to show complete mastery of the car, no surprise since she has a highly tuned GT-R of her own. [[StrawmanHasAPoint In Gaa-chan's defence]], that's a powerful enough car that ''anyone'' who was used to a regular sedan or compact car instead of a tuner could come to mischief in it very easily, regardless of gender.

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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is a housewife who has a license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she takes the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road. However, Yukari is a [[{{Transsexual}}]] an actual [[Transsexual]] woman, rather than a cisgender one.
* Subverted in ''Manga/WanganMidnight'' ''Manga/WanganMidnight'', when Yamamoto gives a highly tuned Skyline GT-R demo car with over 600bhp to resident chick lady Reina Akikawa to drive, his fellow tuner Gaa-chan starts to doubt her ability and Yamamoto's judgement. Reina then proceeds to show complete mastery of the car, no surprise since she has a highly tuned GT-R of her own. [[StrawmanHasAPoint In Gaa-chan's defence]], that's a powerful enough car that ''anyone'' who was used to a regular sedan or compact car instead of a tuner could come to mischief in it very easily, regardless of gender.



* Subverted in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' - while Yukari is the most ''dangerous'' driver on the face of the earth, no other women shown driving are depicted this way.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' - while Yukari is the most ''dangerous'' driver on the face of the earth, Earth, no other women shown driving are depicted this way.



* The 40s-50s comedy series ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' used this at least once when the titular character drove her own car (which was not that often since her vehicle was usually broken down & in the shop). She got rides to school from one of her students, Walter, who sometimes mentioned how many mistakes his mother made while driving.

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* The 40s-50s comedy series ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' used this at least once when the titular character drove her own car (which was not that often since her vehicle was usually broken down & and in the shop). She got rides to school from one of her students, Walter, who sometimes mentioned how many mistakes his mother made while driving.



* Studies differ, but one thing constantly seen is that men get in more accidents, but only because they drive more. Women tend to get in more accidents per mile driven (in the range of 10 percent). Young men get in more accidents than young women, and older women in more than older men.

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* Studies differ, but one thing constantly seen is that men get in more accidents, but only because they drive more. Women tend to get in more accidents per mile driven (in the range of 10 percent).10%). Young men get in more accidents than young women, and older women in more than older men.
7th Jun '16 10:55:38 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is a housewife who has a license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she takes the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road. However, this is actually a subversion, because Yukari is [[{{Transsexual}} biologically male]].

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* Similarly, Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' is a housewife who has a license and hasn't been behind the wheel in fifteen years. On the one occasion when she takes the car out, she winds up driving against traffic and ''jumping a barrier'' to get onto the right side of the road. However, this is actually a subversion, because Yukari is [[{{Transsexual}} biologically male]].a [[{{Transsexual}}]] woman, rather than a cisgender one.
26th May '16 3:20:53 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "Help Wanted: Mommy", Miss Miller drives the boys to school and crashes into a streetlight.
-->'''Miss Miller:''' Of all the foolishness, a streetlight right in the middle of the street! We could have been killed!
-->'''Simon:''' My thoughts exactly.
13th May '16 11:40:50 AM StFan
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* An Israeli stand-up comedian once pointed out that the main reason women drive worse is actually because men undermine their confidence, and begins to describe in detail how she can try and park normally, but will suddenly panic when a man gives her "that condescending 'heh, woman driver' look" and make her panic and bumble her way through the attempt to park, scratching her car and anything around it on the way.



[[folder:Film]]
* Played with in ''Film/AdamsRib'': Amanda is driving down a busy street and arguing heatedly with her husband about the DoubleStandard, and suddenly pulls over in front of a cabbie who grumbles about "lady drivers."
* In ''Film/ChildsPlay2'', Kyle drives so fast to force Chucky out. Then she tries to ram him, and Chucky grabs hold of the bumper shouting "Damn women drivers!".
* Viciously subverted in all of the ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' movies; some of the most badass (badassest?) drivers are women, and the men tend to respect them for that.
* A variation with a moped rather than a car in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''. Christy drives herself and Alan (and Archer in his backpack) away with the Commandos chasing after them. After they've been dispatched, Alan and Archer invoke the trope.
-->'''Alan:''' Maybe I should drive us back.\\
'''Archer:''' Good idea.\\
'''Christy:''' Hey!
* Definitely averted (or subverted?) in 1914 silent ''Mabel at the Wheel'', starring Mabel Normand, who stands in for her boyfriend in a car race after he gets kidnapped by the villain (unusually played by CharlieChaplin)- and, despite his attempts to thwart her at every turn, wins.
* Near the end of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', Cruella tries to run a truck off the road because the puppies she wants to use for a fur coat are escaping in it. The truck's driver, unaware of any of this, yells at her for her to get off the road, before turning and muttering, "Crazy women drivers!"
* ''Film/{{Speed}}'' plays with this with Annie, the woman who has to drive the bus against all odds when the driver is shot, had her drivers' license suspended for speeding. As it happens, she does great under the circumstances, no matter how [[DrivesLikeCrazy crazy she has to drive]] to stay alive.
* The 2000 remake of ''[[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 "Gone In Sixty Seconds"]]'' remake (with Nicholas Cage) makes a two-scene joke of an Asian Woman Driver that was not only horrifyingly bad at driving, but had some pretty destructive misconceptions about traffic laws...
--->'''Asian Driver Woman''' ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent after failing a test at the DMV]]): "It's not fair!! I thought that you were supposed to '''go faster''' if someone was following you!"

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Played with in ''Film/AdamsRib'': Amanda is driving down a busy street and arguing heatedly with her husband about the DoubleStandard, and suddenly pulls over in front of a cabbie who grumbles about "lady drivers."
* In ''Film/ChildsPlay2'', Kyle drives so fast to force Chucky out. Then she tries to ram him, and Chucky grabs hold of the bumper shouting "Damn women drivers!".
* Viciously subverted in all of the ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' movies; some of the most badass (badassest?) drivers
''ComicStrip/TheLockhorns'' still uses this. The real question is: are women, and the men tend to respect them for that.
* A variation with a moped rather than a car in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''. Christy drives herself and Alan (and Archer in his backpack) away with the Commandos chasing after them. After they've been dispatched, Alan and Archer invoke the trope.
-->'''Alan:''' Maybe I should drive us back.\\
'''Archer:''' Good idea.\\
'''Christy:''' Hey!
* Definitely averted (or subverted?) in 1914 silent ''Mabel at the Wheel'', starring Mabel Normand, who stands in for her boyfriend in a car race after he gets kidnapped by the villain (unusually played by CharlieChaplin)- and, despite his attempts to thwart her at every turn, wins.
* Near the end of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', Cruella tries to run a truck off the road because the puppies she wants to use for a fur coat are escaping in it. The truck's driver, unaware of any of this, yells at her for her to get off the road, before turning and muttering, "Crazy women drivers!"
* ''Film/{{Speed}}'' plays with this with Annie, the woman who has to drive the bus against all odds when the driver is shot, had her drivers' license suspended for speeding. As it happens, she does great under the circumstances, no matter how [[DrivesLikeCrazy crazy she has to drive]] to stay alive.
* The 2000 remake of ''[[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 "Gone In Sixty Seconds"]]'' remake (with Nicholas Cage) makes a two-scene joke of an Asian Woman Driver that was not only horrifyingly bad at driving, but had some pretty destructive misconceptions about traffic laws...
--->'''Asian Driver Woman''' ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent after failing a test at the DMV]]): "It's not fair!! I thought that you were supposed to '''go faster''' if someone was following you!"
they newly drawn panels or simply endlessly recycled material from TheFifties?



[[folder:Humor]]
* A joke involves a man coming to work and tell his coworker that he was driving to work and saw a woman on the highway putting on makeup and drying her hair at the same time. He was shocked, he [[SubvertedTrope dropped his razor into his coffee cup]].
* Another joke that uses DiscriminateAndSwitch:
-->'''A''': Why can't Helen Keller drive?
-->'''B''': Because she's blind?
-->'''A''': No, because she's a woman.[[note]]Or sometimes "because she's dead."[[/note]]

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A joke involves a man In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', when the gang crashes on [[spoiler:fake]] Namek in episode 12, it results in this exchange:
-->'''Krillin:''' This is why women shouldn't drive!\\
'''Bulma:''' That
coming to work and tell his coworker from the [[AsianDrivers Asian!]]\\
'''Gohan:''' Well I'm [[HalfHumanHybrid half-saiyan]], so what does
that he was driving to work and saw a woman on the highway putting on makeup and drying her hair at the same time. He was shocked, he [[SubvertedTrope dropped his razor into his coffee cup]].
* Another joke that uses DiscriminateAndSwitch:
-->'''A''': Why can't Helen Keller drive?
-->'''B''': Because she's blind?
-->'''A''': No, because she's a woman.[[note]]Or sometimes "because she's dead."[[/note]]
make me?\\
'''Krillin & Bulma:''' FIVE!



[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'', the plot begins because Ignatius' mother crashes into a historic French Quarter balcony, forcing him to get a series of jobs to pay for the damage. [[{{Jerkass}} He repeatedly complains to her about this]], which is made doubly annoying to her as she only hit it because he wouldn't shut up.
* In ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', both female leads are awful drivers. [[spoiler: One is so bad that she eventually kills someone who runs out into the middle of the road]]. The other driver admits to being a bad driver and doesn't care at all about other people. Her bad driving is another example of her extreme selfishness!
* Bella from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is this played straight. Though given Bella has had accidents ''walking through a door'', it would be jarring if she ''wasn't'' a bad driver.
* Creator/EphraimKishon's wife in his satirical stories.
* Lori's poor driving is something of a running joke in the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series. She frankly admits to it, noting that the retired mechanic Mr. Barlow had "come to depend on the income he earned banging out the dents and retouching the scratches I tended to accumulate whenever I drove in England." The Range Rover Bill gives her and its replacement (after an accident due to a washed out road) are both canary yellow, with the colour choice said to be intended as a warning to other drivers.
* Becomes an InvokedTrope in another Ian Fleming short story, when a female agent in Paris tells Literature/JamesBond that she drives a battered car so other drivers will stay well clear and she can get to work faster.

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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'', Near the plot begins end of ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', Cruella tries to run a truck off the road because Ignatius' mother crashes into the puppies she wants to use for a historic French Quarter balcony, forcing him fur coat are escaping in it. The truck's driver, unaware of any of this, yells at her for her to get a series of jobs to pay for off the damage. [[{{Jerkass}} He repeatedly complains to her about this]], which is made doubly annoying to her as she only hit it because he wouldn't shut up.
* In ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', both female leads are awful drivers. [[spoiler: One is so bad that she eventually kills someone who runs out into the middle of the road]]. The other driver admits to being a bad driver
road, before turning and doesn't care at all about other people. Her bad driving is another example of her extreme selfishness!
* Bella from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is this played straight. Though given Bella has had accidents ''walking through a door'', it would be jarring if she ''wasn't'' a bad driver.
* Creator/EphraimKishon's wife in his satirical stories.
* Lori's poor driving is something of a running joke in the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series. She frankly admits to it, noting that the retired mechanic Mr. Barlow had "come to depend on the income he earned banging out the dents and retouching the scratches I tended to accumulate whenever I drove in England." The Range Rover Bill gives her and its replacement (after an accident due to a washed out road) are both canary yellow, with the colour choice said to be intended as a warning to other drivers.
* Becomes an InvokedTrope in another Ian Fleming short story, when a female agent in Paris tells Literature/JamesBond that she drives a battered car so other drivers will stay well clear and she can get to work faster.
muttering, "Crazy women drivers!"



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* Played with in ''Film/AdamsRib'': Amanda is driving down a busy street and arguing heatedly with her husband about the DoubleStandard, and suddenly pulls over in front of a cabbie who grumbles about "lady drivers."
* In ''Film/ChildsPlay2'', Kyle drives so fast to force Chucky out. Then she tries to ram him, and Chucky grabs hold of the bumper shouting "Damn women drivers!".
* Viciously subverted in all of the ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' movies; some of the most badass (badassest?) drivers are women, and the men tend to respect them for that.
* A variation with a moped rather than a car in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''. Christy drives herself and Alan (and Archer in his backpack) away with the Commandos chasing after them. After they've been dispatched, Alan and Archer invoke the trope.
-->'''Alan:''' Maybe I should drive us back.\\
'''Archer:''' Good idea.\\
'''Christy:''' Hey!
* Definitely averted (or subverted?) in 1914 silent ''Mabel at the Wheel'', starring Mabel Normand, who stands in for her boyfriend in a car race after he gets kidnapped by the villain (unusually played by CharlieChaplin)- and, despite his attempts to thwart her at every turn, wins.
* ''Film/{{Speed}}'' plays with this with Annie, the woman who has to drive the bus against all odds when the driver is shot, had her drivers' license suspended for speeding. As it happens, she does great under the circumstances, no matter how [[DrivesLikeCrazy crazy she has to drive]] to stay alive.
* The 2000 remake of ''[[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 "Gone In Sixty Seconds"]]'' remake (with Nicholas Cage) makes a two-scene joke of an Asian Woman Driver that was not only horrifyingly bad at driving, but had some pretty destructive misconceptions about traffic laws...
--->'''Asian Driver Woman''' ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent after failing a test at the DMV]]): "It's not fair!! I thought that you were supposed to '''go faster''' if someone was following you!"
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* A joke involves a man coming to work and tell his coworker that he was driving to work and saw a woman on the highway putting on makeup and drying her hair at the same time. He was shocked, he [[SubvertedTrope dropped his razor into his coffee cup]].
* Another joke that uses DiscriminateAndSwitch:
-->'''A:''' Why can't Helen Keller drive?\\
'''B:''' Because she's blind?\\
'''A:''' No, because she's a woman.[[note]]Or sometimes "because she's dead."[[/note]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'', the plot begins because Ignatius' mother crashes into a historic French Quarter balcony, forcing him to get a series of jobs to pay for the damage. [[{{Jerkass}} He repeatedly complains to her about this]], which is made doubly annoying to her as she only hit it because he wouldn't shut up.
* In ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', both female leads are awful drivers. [[spoiler: One is so bad that she eventually kills someone who runs out into the middle of the road]]. The other driver admits to being a bad driver and doesn't care at all about other people. Her bad driving is another example of her extreme selfishness!
* Bella from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is this played straight. Though given Bella has had accidents ''walking through a door'', it would be jarring if she ''wasn't'' a bad driver.
* Creator/EphraimKishon's wife in his satirical stories.
* Lori's poor driving is something of a running joke in the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series. She frankly admits to it, noting that the retired mechanic Mr. Barlow had "come to depend on the income he earned banging out the dents and retouching the scratches I tended to accumulate whenever I drove in England." The Range Rover Bill gives her and its replacement (after an accident due to a washed out road) are both canary yellow, with the colour choice said to be intended as a warning to other drivers.
* Becomes an InvokedTrope in another Ian Fleming short story, when a female agent in Paris tells Literature/JamesBond that she drives a battered car so other drivers will stay well clear and she can get to work faster.
[[/folder]]

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TV]]






[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheLockhorns'' still uses this. The real question is: are they newly drawn panels or simply endlessly recycled material from TheFifties?
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]]
* An Israeli stand-up comedian once pointed out that the main reason women drive worse is actually because men undermine their confidence, and begins to describe in detail how she can try and park normally, but will suddenly panic when a man gives her ‘that condescending “heh, woman driver” look’ and make her panic and bumble her way through the attempt to park, scratching her car and anything around it on the way.
[[/folder]]



* In WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged, when the gang crashes on [[spoiler: fake]] Namek in episode 12, it results in this exchange:
-->Krillin: "This is why women shouldn't drive!"
-->Bulma: That coming from the [[AsianDrivers Asian!]]
-->Gohan: Well I'm [[HalfHumanHybrid half-saiyan]], so what does that make me?
-->Krillin & Bulma: "FIVE!"



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* Referenced on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in an episode where Homer reads a "Motoring Ms.-Haps" cartoon in ''[[ReadersDigest Reading Digest]]''. Marge tells him off for thinking there is any truth to the stereotype.

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* Referenced on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in an episode where Homer reads a "Motoring Ms.-Haps" cartoon in ''[[ReadersDigest Reading Digest]]''.''Reading Digest''. Marge tells him off for thinking there is any truth to the stereotype.
10th May '16 8:11:26 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* For the most part, this is averted in ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'', in which most of the female characters that do drive are competent at it, save for one instance in one of the bonus episodes for DVD, in which Kanata nearly crashes into a pillar and ends up driving down a flight of stairs with Yumina panicking beside her. She does know how to drive correctly, in theory; but she's [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny incapable of focusing]].

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* For the most part, this is averted in ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'', ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', in which most of the female characters that do drive are competent at it, save for one instance in one of the bonus episodes for DVD, in which Kanata nearly crashes into a pillar and ends up driving down a flight of stairs with Yumina panicking beside her. She does know how to drive correctly, in theory; but she's [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny incapable of focusing]].
25th Apr '16 8:14:56 PM JackG
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* In the sci-fi sitcom ''Come Back Mrs Noah'', one of the BridgeBunnies pilots the rescue rocket sent to retrieve the title character, only to miss their launch window because she [[RuleOfFunny floods the engine]].
21st Apr '16 10:12:55 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The ''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds'' remake (with Nicholas Cage) makes a two-scene joke of an Asian Woman Driver that was not only horrifyingly bad at driving, but had some pretty destructive misconceptions about traffic laws...

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* The ''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds'' 2000 remake of ''[[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 "Gone In Sixty Seconds"]]'' remake (with Nicholas Cage) makes a two-scene joke of an Asian Woman Driver that was not only horrifyingly bad at driving, but had some pretty destructive misconceptions about traffic laws...
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