02:30:31 PM Oct 2nd 2013
Truth in Television as far as This Troper is concerned: 1) Sitting on my motorcycle at a red light, rear-ended by a high-school girl distracted by a car full of yammering friends. 2) Doing 5 mph along with a few other cars in a ground blizzard / whiteout on a 2-lane highway in Colorado, no shoulder or breakdown lane to wait out the storm, rear-ended by a mom in a minivan doing 65 in damn near zero visibility. Destroyed my Crown Vic from the rear end all the way up to the B-pillar and her Sienna from the front bumper back to the C-pillar, and caused a 21-car chain reaction that took out the entire highway. 3) Passing a young woman who was doing 15 in a 35, she in the right lane, me in the left, she decided that she needed to pull an emergency U-turn just as I reached her 9 o'clock. Destroyed my car's entire right doors and rear fender and her car's left-front quadrant.
06:39:39 PM Oct 26th 2012
Leave it to Beaver entry:
- There was an episode of Leave It To Beaver where Ward was teaching June how to drive; the trope was referenced but not invoked, but it shows an example of learning to drive relatively late in life.
- This never happened in Leave It To Beaver. Must be thinking of some other show.
01:13:03 PM Jul 27th 2011
edited by Stoogebie
edited by Stoogebie
I didn't know this trope existed up till recently. The whole "Women are terrible drivers" thing is all news to me - it's usually male drivers who feel the need to cut my mom off on the highway and reach the red light before she does...for whatever reason. EDIT: And after reading the main article about there being some truth to this, I had to laugh; a woman is more likely to ding or scratch your paint, men are more likely to speed through a red light and ram head-on into your fender. The irony here is simply marvelous.
08:49:19 PM Aug 26th 2010
The caption for the picture invokes a bit of logical fallacy, at least I believe so. While this is obviously a ridiculous stereotype, you don't disprove blanket statements with single contradictions. A minor quibble for something clearly intended as a joke, but a logical fallacy kind of pops when it's at the top of a page referring to a common, stupid, mistake.
12:36:25 PM Aug 1st 2012
The current page image doesn't follow the trope; sure, it's a driver who is a woman, but this is about women behind the wheel being dangerously erratic simply by being a woman in a car/vehicle. Maybe if it was a woman standing (unscathed, most likely) next to a car jammed into the roof of a house and on fire, we'd get a better idea of the trope.