Men drive 20% more women daily: Smart Driving Laboratory
Findings of a study conducted among 10,000 cars of our customers show main differences in the nature of car use between residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg and regional cities.

Experts from the Smart Driving Laboratory described the most interesting indicators based on the results of the study:

  • In Moscow and St. Petersburg, drivers spend behind the wheel on average more than 2 hours a day
  • Motorists throughout Russia spend more than 1 hour in traffic jams
  • Residents of regional cities spend daily 18 minutes less driving than Muscovites
  • Women travel 20% less than men.
  • Almost 40% of drivers use a car daily

According to the results of the study, gender differences do not depend on the regional affiliation of drivers as far as the driving habits are concerned. Male drivers across Russia have confirmed their status as more active motorists than women. The daily average distance that men travel is 20% more than women’s, and is about 58 km. At the same time, women spend 10% less time behind the wheel than men.

Meanwhile, daily mileage and travel time are the main differences between major cities and regions. The distance traveled by Muscovites and Petersburgers per day is on average 6 km longer than for drivers in the regions, while the time spent by the residents of the two capitals is more than 18 minutes daily. The average trip of motorists from the regions is 3.4 km shorter than in Moscow and St. Petersburg, which can be explained by the shorter distances within the city. At the same time, about 15% of motorists across Russia operate more than 3 and a half hours a day on average.

The study found that the time spent in traffic jams by motorists in the regions was almost equal to how much Muscovites and Petersburgers spend in traffic jams, and it amounts to more than an hour a day. On the average, motorists throughout Russia spend on traffic jams (when the car is standing or moving at a speed of less than 20 km / h) more than 55% of the total time spent driving, this is about 70 minutes a day.

Commenting results of the study Director of Laboratory’s and Statistics and Analytics Department Alexander Morozov has said: “Our statistics show that regional cities are faced with a traffic problem, and the duration of traffic jams is already comparable to that of large cities. The reasons for this phenomenon can be numerous: weather conditions, an increased number of accidents, an increase in the number of vehicles, the condition of roads and others. The analysis of a large amount of data allows us to outline the main trends in the use of the vehicle, which in the future will provide an opportunity to control and more effectively manage traffic flows. This data is interesting and useful from the point of view of further development of the infrastructure of Russian cities of various sizes,” .

Interestingly, 39% of drivers use a personal car every day, and almost 80% of people use a car 5 days a week or more. In part, we associate such results with the fact that additional equipment for more comfortable use and car safety is more often installed by people who actively use personal vehicles.

During the study a data for the fourth quarter of 2018 from the cars equipped with the Element telematics device from the Smart Driving Laboratory was analyzed.