Women level-headed about car insurance?

Monday, 13 June 2011

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Older women may be more at risk of putting themselves and their car insurance in danger by attempting to drive illegally through a level crossing, research has indicated.

A study by British Transport Police found that women aged between 50 and 65 account for more than a quarter of all the driving offences reported at level crossings - more than twice the number of "boy racers" who commit similar crimes.

Jumping red lights or trying to skip through the barriers before they come down were named as some of the offences caught by a marked police camera van monitoring driver behaviour.

Dyan Crowther, director of Network Rail, said car insurance customers of all ages have been seen to be misusing crossings.

"We hope those caught will change their behaviour and along with other activities we're running [to] see a reduced impact on passenger services and the cost of these crimes on the running of the railway," he said.

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