Women only car insurance premiums could soon be a thing of the past according to a new survey by Motorpoint.
An online poll by the car supermarket giant found over 90% of people supported EU proposals to scrap the discounts on offers from companies such as Sheila’s Wheels. Over 990 people took part in the online poll at www.motorpoint.co.uk.
A high ranking EU official is currently debating whether car insurance premiums that use gender as a factor in assessing risk should be outlawed. A decision is expected by the end of the year. Women have historically enjoyed lower premiums because statistically they are shown to have fewer accidents then men.
Says David Shelton, Managing Director of Motorpoint: “Whilst I wouldn’t like to comment on car insurance premiums solely for women, this is a debate that is clearly going to rage for some time to come giving the implications for drivers as a whole in the UK.”