Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Officer Accidents Tallied.

Byline: Daniel J. Chacon Journal Staff Writer

Female Police Show Up Disproportionately Often

Since the dawn of the internal-combustion engine, men and women have debated which sex is better skilled behind the wheel.

Ladies, you're probably not going to like this.

Female officers make up 10 percent of the Santa Fe police force but account for nearly one-third of all on-duty traffic accidents in which the officer was at fault, according to documents compiled by the Journal.

"That proportion strikes me as just weird," said Jim Davis, director of the University of New Mexico's Division of Government Research in Albuquerque.

"It doesn't fit the rest of the information on the general population," he said. …

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