The findings of a recent Allstate Foundation study suggest that girls are racing ahead of boys in their need for speed and “aggressive” driving behavior. Teenage girls also admit to being more distracted than ever while maneuvering their rides.

Nearly half (48 percent) of the teen girls surveyed said they were bound to speed more than 10 miles per hour over the specified limit, versus 36 percent of boys. Also, 16 percent of the girls reported being “very aggressive” while driving, a marked increase from 9 percent in Allstate’s initial 2005 survey. Meanwhile, 13 percent of teen boys admitted to being “very aggressive” while driving, versus 20 percent in 2005.

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