Car insurance: Women drivers 'pose less of a risk'

Friday, 20 March 2009

Women drivers may be less likely to submit car insurance claims for serious collisions than men, one auto group has suggested.

Gem Motoring has decided to mark Mother's Day this year by attempting to settle the long-running debate on which sex is better behind the wheel.

The organisation stated although men generally have better car control, women tend to have superior self control and as a result are involved in less serious accidents.

It backed up this claim with figures from the World Health Organisation that reveal male motorists are three times more likely to be killed on the road than female drivers.

David Williams, chief executive at Gem, said it was all down to a difference in attitude.

"Men fare worse because they take more risks," he stated.

Women drivers may find they are able to secure cheap car insurance more easily than their male counterparts specifically because they are considered to be a lower risk by providers.

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