Elderly ladies are considered more risky behind the wheel than youthful men, protection figures uncovered yesterday.
Female drivers confront paying more than twofold for auto protection after retirement.
The normal cost of cover for a 55-year-old lady driving a Renault Clio is 186, be that as it may it rises to 375 for an 85-year-old, agreeing to AA Insurance.
They too pay more than men matured just 25 – customarily considered one of the most noteworthy chance gatherings – who confront an normal premium of 373.
Women are too likely to be charged more than 50 per penny higher for auto protection in afterward life at the point when looked at with men since of their poor mishap record.
Figures appear that at the point when drivers to start with pass their test in their teens, ladies pay as it were half the premium of men, as they are less likely to be included in a expensive crash.
They remain better drivers well into their 40s, making less claims.
But this drift is turned around once drivers reach their 50s, with ladies getting to be capable for a more noteworthy number of claims.
According to AA Insurance, the hybrid point at which ladies begin paying more than men has dropped from 60 in 2004, to less than 50 now.
As a result, a few guarantors charge ladies over the age of 75 up to 50 per penny more than their male equivalents.
One clarification for the rise in premiums is that more resigned ladies are presently driving their claim autos – 36 per penny of ladies matured over 70 have a driving licence, thought about with just 4 per penny in 1976.
Although men are moreover more likely to make an protection assert the more established they get, women’s driving declines at a quicker rate.
It is vague why this is, yet one hypothesis is that ladies are returning to driving after potentially decades of depending on their spouses for the dominant part of auto journeys.
A test conveyed out on examination site Confused.com appeared that by evolving the title of a 75-year-old driver from Mr to Mrs – be that as it may keeping other points of interest the same – raised the cost of protection cover by up to a third.