Most men realize that women will get a preferential rate for their car insurance because they are less likely to be involved in an accident. Women are also keen to drive safe cars and overall will not take as many risks when driving as a man or drive as fast according to statistics.
Whatever the reason, car insurance companies prefer lady drivers to their gentlemen counterparts because they are considered as much less risky drivers although it is because the accident rates of ladies are lower. Even though the risk of an accident is equal in both sexes, the damage caused to a car driven by a man is much greater than that caused by a woman. In light of these facts it is not surprising to find that the insurance premium a woman will pay is usually around thirty percent less than that paid by a man.
Part of this is down to the slower speed that the average woman drives at which means that most accidents do not have such severe damage which translates to smaller payouts by vehicle insurers. Whereas, road accidents where the drivers are male often result in more damage to property and other vehicles as their speed is higher which means the insurance company has to pay out more. Women are even considered to be a better risk even when they have only just passed their driving exam.
Some car insurance companies specialize in auto insurance for female drivers and will only insure women; they will not even insure a woman who wants to put her husband on the same auto insurance plan. Many of these companies believe that the risk the male driver poses, even though he is a policy holder’s partner is not worth the additional cost that can be incurred if he has an accident.
Working to a budget like this means the company will not make as much profit so they will have to attract more members than would normally be required. Women drivers should seriously consider getting a car insurance quote from a company that will only insures women drivers. You can further lower your premium by parking your car overnight in the garage, by attending extra driving course and maintaining a good driving record.
Always bear in mind that specialist insurers (and women only companies’ fall into this category) are not always the cheapest to deal with and sometimes, despite the discounts, they are not necessarily going to be the most competitive auto insurance provider. Considering the ongoing costs involved with any type of insurance, the best course of action is to compare companies and obtain quotes from a number as you may discover a general insurer who is cheaper.
Author: Dumo MasekoThis author has published 2 articles so far.