Diane Spitaliere and her pet dog Izzie sit in her car outside her house in Alexandria, Va. Women have passed men on the nationís roads. More women now have driverís licenses than men, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say is likely to have significant safety and economic implications. Spitaliere, 58, a retired government worker says: "I want to be in my own car for as long as possible. I want to be independent for as long as I can."
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published Monday, November 12th, 2012
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WASHINGTON — Women have passed men on the nation’s roads. More women than men now have driver’s licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say is likely to have safety and economic implications.