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Nils Petter Gregersen

This study shows that there is an inequality in the practical riding test of the motorcycle since men are more likely to pass the test than women. The most obvious difference in test scores is that women perform worse on slow speed maneuvers than men. One reason for this can be because of women's shorter height and lower body weight. When the speed increases, this is not as important and this is also supported by the fact that women manage the braking test and tests at high speed as well as or better than men. This suggests that the prospects for short women and men are not the same as others who are taller when it comes to their ability to carry out a maneuver at a slow speed. One important reason for this is the lack of low seat height motorcycles which can be used during the practical riding test.

The results from the practical driving test for category B (cars) show no differences in the approval rate between men and women, which is interpreted to mean that men and women have equal chances to pass this test. If we look at how they are trained then we can see that women choose to take more professional help, while men rely more on private training. As for the theoretical test for motorcycles, men and women do equally well whereas for category B, women get better results than men. This is also in line with other studies showing that women usually get better grades at school than men.

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