road rules

Women use a different part of the brain to men when driving reports Tim Colquhoun in the Sydney Morning Herald about research conducted by Dr Malcolm Mills, a lecturer in neurosciences at the University of Southern Queensland.

"Dr Mills said his research found women were more focused on the 'here and now' and safely undertaking the task of driving, while men were looking ahead towards the 'goal' and completing the task most rapidly."

Legislation governing road rules gives judges and magistrates discretion in convicting and penalising drivers.

In the absence of women's and men's jurisdictions, a judge or magistrate assessing the state of mind of a defendant of the opposite sex relies exclusively on guesswork in the exercise of discretion, undermining the credibility of law.

Moreover, in the absence of women's and men's legislatures lawmakers rely on guesswork in framing road rules, leaving the credibility of legislation in tatters.

Since women and men think differently, the enactment and adjudication of road rules in the absence of women's and men's legislatures and jurisdictions is manifestly irrational and unreasonable.

Legislatures and courts in their present form would appear to have no concept of women's and men's minds, an unmitigated disaster in decision-making.

The delivery of justice based on guesswork is absurd.