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Britain’s of car insurance has been turned on its head by the European Court of Justice. For decades, British motorists have insurance premiums based on their sex. The for this was that men were far more to have accidents than women, and the average repair for men was higher. Britain’s insurance has until December 2012 to comply with the new . The court’s decision is bad news for women, who are expected to pay an 25 per cent for their motor insurance. Young female drivers aged between 17 and 26 are likely to be hit . Industry analysts claim their premiums could jump by as much as 40 per cent. It’s good news for men as they will see their fall by 10 per cent.

The insurance ruling was designed to what the court saw as gender discrimination in Britain’s car insurance . However, many insurance companies are up in arms at the with one insurer calling it “breathtaking stupidity”. They say statistics show that men, especially those in the 17-26 age , cause the most accidents and are therefore a higher . In all other areas of insurance high risk automatically carries premiums. The website confused.com women drivers, “cause less serious accidents and make less expensive than their male counterparts” and called the ruling a "gender tax on women". Another site, GoCompare.com, said: "Few drivers will welcome this ."

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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