Playing With: Women Drivers

Basic Trope: Women do not drive well.
  • Straight: Alice is a terrible driver who has no respect for the rules of the road.
  • Exaggerated: When Alice is on the road, a state of national emergency is declared.
  • Downplayed: Alice isn't a bad driver, but she has trouble with refined techniques such as reverse parking.
  • Justified:
    • Alice has no experience driving.
    • Alice is drunk.
    • Alice is a Funny Foreigner who learned to drive in her home country which has different roads and standards.
  • Inverted: Men are dangerous, reckless drivers while women actually follow the rules of the road.
  • Subverted: Bob is terrified of driving with Alice, but it's just his prejudice showing through; she drives perfectly well,
  • Double Subverted: ...and as she's gloating about this fact she stops looking at the road, and promptly crashes.
  • Parodied: Alice somehow rammed her car into a satellite thus causing a chain of events that ultimately results in a Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Zig Zagged: Male drivers are no better - on average. However, there are a few good male drivers - but the absolute best driver in the world is female.
  • Averted: Gender is not a determinant of driving skill.
  • Enforced: It's a sitcom playing on gender stereotypes, and this one would be conspicuous by its absence.
  • Lampshaded: "How about those wacky woman drivers, eh?"
  • Invoked: The People's Republic of Tyranny makes it illegal to teach women to drive, so when in an emergency a woman must drive, she tends to be very bad at it.
  • Exploited: Alice takes advantage of her reputation as a poor driver to convince Bob to chauffeur her around.
  • Defied: After Alice is old enough to start taking driving lessons, she takes them under a former F1 Racer, over the course of a year or two.
  • Discussed: "Alice is driving? Better wear a seatbelt..."
  • Conversed: "You can tell this is an old sitcom by all the women drivers jokes."

Be careful on the road and be sure you watch out for those Women Drivers!