More women take to the driving seat: Number of female drivers accelerates at twice rate of male motorists

More women take to the driving seat: Number of female drivers accelerates at twice rate of male motorists | UPDATED: 01:45 GMT, 3 December 2012 The number of new drivers is rising twice as quickly among women as it is among men, a study reveals today. Not only that, but the number of miles women drive each year is rising as men drive fewer. The report, compiled for the RAC Foundation, says that between 1995 and 2010 the number of women with a driving licence grew by 23 per cent, a rise of 2.6million to 13.8million.