Women better drivers but facing higher car insurance costs

Friday, 11 March 2011

Statistically women are better drivers than men and it should not affect their car insurance, according to the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA).

Head of technical services at BIBA Peter Staddon said: "When we start looking at male and female, specifically in the motor arena, women are better drivers."

He added that statistically women between 21 and 49 are very good drivers, and that men start driving better at 49, but that should not make a difference to the cost of a woman's car insurance.

Furthermore, he said: "Women don't get worse, men get better, but why should women be penalised because men can't drive properly?"

However, it has been reported recently that women could face massive hikes in car insurance if the European Court of Justice rules against gender risk assessment.

A decision is expected on March 1st this year by the court on whether or not measuring car insurance costs this way is unlawful.

Posted by Rick Malone

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