After all the arguments, put downs and bad jokes made at their expense, it seems women have become officially accepted as better drivers than men. At least by insurance companies anyway.
(Just don't expect a man to admit it! )
It’s official – women are better drivers than men. Of course, we’ve known that all along, but it’s taken a little while for insurance companies to come round to the idea. Now, however, we’re being rewarded for our safe, careful and courteous driving with lower insurance premiums.
As with all insurance matters, the advice is to shop around. Although hanging on the end of the phone answering the same questions over and over again can get a little tedious, companies usually offer a Freephone service (so you’re not paying for it anyway) and you’ll be surprised how much quotes can vary.
Where you live, the make and age of car you drive, the engine size and other factors all come in to play. Expect to answer questions about no claims bonuses, accidents, convictions, age, address and profession.
One sure way to keep insurance down is to select your car with the premium in mind. Next time you go out to buy a new car, opt for a budget priced car that’s easy to service, cheap to run and most of all, cheap to insure.
Published: 8th July 2008