f li'OMEN DnIViiiS Ponsld G. wendozs September 4, 194^ iQMEfl DiOVEKS The subject "Women Drivers" has been knocked about by many many men. Almost anything that can be said about women drivers is opinion. This theses expresses my opinion of women drivers. The first species of women driver is the "If there's anything around I'll hit it" menace. This species should never be allowed near b car for when she gets behind the wheel neither life nor limb nor property, in feet, nothing is safe. TThile this specimen is driving, her car seems to be drawn magnetically to aijy destructible object within miles. The second is the "I bet you can't out guess me" species. Any statonary object is fairly safe, but anything that moves on the same street with this specimen does so at great risk. Type two moves along the avenues and boulevards without appearent rhyme or reason. This creature does not believe in hand signals and is apt to make any maneuver without v.srning. Fhe has an unquenchable desire to defy one-way streets and to turn left at inter- sections which are marked "No Left Turns." It is a miracle that the species is not wiped outj Undoubtedly each member of thiE group has a guardian angel which keeps en unrelenting vigil. The third cen be called the "Minor Nuisance" species. This type annoys other drivers in many small ways. Phe is seldom dangerious but often costly. If a man parks his car »nd comes back lster to find a fender smashed in, a member of this group is probably responsible. When this specimen decides to do something, she usually gives some kind of a hand Bignal, Often the signal is vague, unintellegible, or misleading, but at least it is a warning that she is about to do something. Fourth is the extra careful or timid species. Fhe seldom causes -2- eny demfsge, but she can be quite irritating at times, A member of this group is the driver of that car that never moves faster than twenty miles per hour in the fastest of highway traffic. She is the one who hold? up traffic at busy intersections while she gathers enough courage to cross. Type five belongs to the royalty of the highways. She is en excel- lent driver who can be compared with the best of male drivers. Her outstanding record is often purposely ignored by men who hate to think of being equaled, let alone bettered, by a female. Members of group one are quickly discouraged and as a result not many are to be found. Fveiy once in a while a specimen of group one gets loose and spreads destruction up and down the highways. A member of group two doesn't last long unless she marries a millionaire. The cost of keeping her on the road is prohibitive and does soon bankrupt an ordinary man. Types three and four are the ones which give women drivers their reputation. They nre seldom dengerious but always a nuisance. There are really more members of "type five than many men realize, and a close check will show that a great many of today's womem drivers belong to the royalty of the highways.