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What Difference Does Women's Car Insurance Make?

Jul 17, 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.

Before getting into the finer details of those reasons, it is necessary for you to understand how much women can save over their male counterparts when it comes to car insurance. Mr and Mrs Bickley from the West Midlands proved that when they got car insurance quotes for their 2008 Ford Focus.

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!

Men tend to drive far more quickly on the roads than women and do get pulled up by the police for driving offences more. Men also apparently have a lower concentration level and so are more likely to get distracted by something as they are driving.

The choice of car is also a big part of why male car insurance premiums are higher. Men have a habit of buying faster and more powerful vehicles because women think practically rather than living out their fantasies. If anything happens to the powerful cars, whether stolen or in an accident, it costs more to fix or replace them, which contributes to the premiums as well.

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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