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Womens Car Insurance: Women As Better Drivers!

Jul 16, 2008
Women drivers have a reputation on the road, although it really depends who you are talking to as to what that reputation is. Other drivers, male drivers, on the road are constantly bemoaning the bad women drivers out there that do not drive off at an acceptable speed (within the limit). However, car insurance providers love them because they do tend to have several advantages over their male counterparts. This is one reason as to why womens car insurance is generally cheaper than the same level of insurance for male drivers. There are several reasons why this is so in the eyes of insurers.

However, it is necessary to look into the financial and practical reasons as to why car insurance quotes are cheaper for women than men. The former can best be explained by the case of Mr and Mrs Bickley from a small village in the West Midlands. Their brand new Ford Focus needed insuring and so they both set about getting quotes.

Mr and Mrs Bickley live in a rural village with little crime so they have peace of mind that their car is safe. However, they take safety precautions by putting the car in the garage every night and setting the alarm system. They are both 29 and have several years no claims bonus, with Mrs Bickley having 3 and Mr Bickley having 4.

As an experiment, they both went to E-Sure and CIS for car insurance quotes to see how much it would cost them to insure the car individually. Despite the extra year no claims for Mr Bickley, Mrs Bickley would have obtained the insurance for 107 cheaper.

This is a great example of the fact that women pay less for their car insurance than men. This is because women do not have as many accidents, and have far fewer serious accidents if the statistics are to be believed. This all points to the fact that women do not tend to claim on their insurance whereas men do. As such, an insurer can lower the premiums for women because their profits are greater as a result of the lack of claims!

Taking this into account and the coupling it with speed will also make a difference. Men have a need for speed that women do not seem to have. They tend to have more convictions for speeding than women because they drive faster and fail to concentrate as much!

A further reason relates to the types of cars bought by men and women alike. Women buy practical and reliable cars but men buy those that have some sort of value amongst car magazines! In other words, they buy more powerful cars. Not only are those cars more expensive to replace if stolen but also to fix in the advent of an accident.

There are also now specialist womens car insurance providers that will only offer cover for women. They will not insure men at all. Again, this makes the insurances out there more affordable for the female of the species and narrows the options for cheap car insurance for the men!
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